“Photophonia” is an installation inspired by a Alexander Graham Bell invention (1880), using light as a transmitter of sound. Although this invention might be considered as obsolete now - in regard of the contemporary technologies - this protocol offers the potential to build and propagate very small and low-tech networks. The question of the codification of information underlies also the process of this new creation, notably by articulating the politics of data with the plasticity of light, its universality and ephemeral beauty…
This installation exploits the movement of two flashing lights as sound transmitters. The circular mirrors rotate around the bulbs and produce an hypnotic oscillating sound. The sound reception is enabled by solar panels connected to an amplifier. This system, although functional, it is nonetheless crude and produces a characteristic brutalist and noise aesthetic.
- Beacons, solar panels, amplifier, mp3 player and sound system.
- Production Oudeis
- Exhibitions: Piksel Festival, Bergen, november 2019. Les Ensembles 2.2, Strasbourg, January 2019.