interactive compositional tool

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'SYNTHING' - Tim Gruchy

 

Synthing from Tim Gruchy on Vimeo.

SYNTHING - a cybernetic artwork exists within the framework of body movement controlling sound and vision. The audience is presented with a visual reality that speaks its own language. The dialogue of Synthing communicates a new discourse, reality now, not just a virtual future promise.


The interactor/s dance through a series of scenes, determining events as they go. The outcome of each scene is navigated by the behaviour of its performers, this in turn elicits different musical moods and visual styles.
SYNTHING is a result of years of exploratory work across the disciplines and challenges notions and expectations of what is art.


"The Synthing concept puts expressive and energetic body movement in front of a video camera interface, to create a stunning and engaging interplay of music and images within the framework of a cyber medium .. a Synaesthetic compositional tool " says Gruchy


Synthing as the navigational real time instrument presents possibilities and opportunities for anyone to genuinely interact. Like a lot of Gruchy's work it can manifest itself as bot h installation and performance. It is a direct continuation from Gruchy's last piece "Space over Time" that had a very successful series of showings, including the "State of the Image" show in Antwerp 1993

Synthing-Cowbell from Tim Gruchy on Vimeo.