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bellisimo: cromotime   an experience in  harmonious time
sep 14, 2009
bellisimo: cromotime an experience in harmonious time


yellow, red and blue are the colors needed for the experiment
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cromotime is a real-time experiment which is currently part of the parallel events of
experimentadesign lisboa
2009. designed by bellisimo, the experimental trial is aimed at
sharing ‘harmonious time’ based on the analysis of user’s(free agents) movements in connection
with sound and visuals which are triggered in real time by their actions.

six webcams, three water tanks and three metronomes are required for the experiment.
a user stands on a designated pad with a camera overhead which detects the person’s movements.
depending on how they move, the clicks
of a metronome will follow their pace,
expressing their motions as a visual of time and rhythm through waves in each ‘tank’.
the result is harmonic sounds, a response to the rhythmic movements of those individuals participating –
the harmony between their own movements, reflected by sound and images.


the installation divided by color
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the movements of various individuals, triggers waves within the tubs which allow you to visualize time
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the waves are meant to be the visual component produced from user’s actions
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detail of the water tub
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a user stands on a designated colored pad in which he begins to dance, activating a metronome and generating rhythm and sound
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intensifying movements
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an individual occupies the blue section simultaneously with red and yellow sections, producing a visual
and sound experience
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a metronome reads a person’s actions thus generating the musical elements of the experience
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there is a yellow, red and blue metronome, each reacting to a person’s actions
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instructions on how to experience cromotime

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