the chime: a digital wind chime by marc de pape scores the city
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jun 18, 2013
the chime: a digital wind chime by marc de pape scores the city


the chime: a digital wind chime by marc de pape
all images © marc de pape

 

 

influenced by georg simmel’s notion of the blasé (an indifference towards the difference between things), digital artist marc de pape explores the relationship between sensory-driven technology and the routines of everyday life. noting that cities are all too commonly represented by abstract systems and maps – a tendency driven by the reductionist pursuit of efficiency – ‘the chime: scoring the city’ seeks to bring attention to the the idiosyncrasies and noises occurring on street level by essentially building a digital wind chime. housed inside a transparent enclosure, the collection of 18 sensors measuring 27 parameters are assembled and installed in various contexts, which then translate the impulses and flows of the everyday metropolitan hustle and bustle into harmonious frequencies and sounds.

 

 

the chime: live in gallery

 

 

the digital wind chime seeks to bring attention to the the idiosyncrasies and noises occurring on street level

 

 

18 sensors measuring 27 parameters translate the impulses and flows of the everyday city hustle into various sounds

 

 

component configuration

 

 

the chime performs “I can’t tell if you’re coming or going’ at the edge of grenadier pond

 

[h/t] creative applications

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