4 30" prepared oscillating fans, pink noise, thermoregulation
Acclimate is a temperature-reactive sound installation exploring the physical and psychological effects of noise on the human body.
Four prepared oscillating fans are positioned in a cross formation; each fan coupled with a loudspeaker emitting pink noise to articulate its position in space. The fans act as sonic objects, generating their own sound as well as modulating the sounds from the loudspeakers through airflow regulation. Temperature sensors dictate the speed of each fan, which in turn, create fluctuations in air pressure at a molecular level. These subtle shifts in the air affect the way in which sound is propagated and spatially diffused; creating a complex listening experience that is different with every encounter. The piece acts as a metaphor for homeostasis, the human body’s ability to constantly regulate itself in response to changes in external conditions.
Brighton Grand Parade, June 2017. 'Seoul ( South Korea ) Award of Excellence.'