“Room Dynamics” by Adam Basanta @ NAISA Space (Toronto)
NAISA Space, Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie Street #252, Toronto
October 27, 2012
Fri (12-3) & Sat (10-2) â€“ Admission by Donation
Special Opening Night Performance, October 27, 8 pm
Room Dynamics is an audiovisual installation consisting of 12 incandescent light bulbs and 14 channels of sound. The 12 bulbs – each coupled to a small audio speaker hanging above the bulb – are arranged into a permeable site-responsive media architecture which both occupies the gallery space and is in dialog with its surrounding architectural character. The media architecture is animated by a generative, algorithmic, multi-modal composition, exploring the perceptual and affective states arising from the interactions of dynamic media architectures and the material architectures within which they are embedded. The 12 “points” of light and sound – perceived as “sounding bulbs” – manifest various dynamic behavioural states, ranging from individual activities to collective operation. Each subsequent behavioural state exerts itself on its surrounding environment: reshaping its appearance and volume, creating movement and changes in perspective. Through these activities, the gallery space is activated: making available architectural features, articulating navigable pathways, â€œcolouringâ€ and â€œshadingâ€ the experiential space through which the spectator navigates.