Acoustic Shadows, an Exploration of the Sense of Space
‘Acoustic Shadows’ is an audiovisual immersive and interactive installation, based on a modern Interpretation of the Myth of Orpheus. The Space, inhabited by the work and by the viewer, is transformed into a meaningful environment, in which these entities dialogue by exchanging manifestations of their existence.
The viewer is enveloped into a multi-sensory and reactive recursive System, composed of the physical space, 3-dimensional sound, and projected images. The System actually ‘listens’ for changes in the environment generated by the presence and movement of the viewer, and modifies the audiovisual content. The reflection and absorption of sound waves upon bodies create the auditory manifestation of silent movement, which, in this context is termed, ‘Acoustic Shadows.’
The scene depicted in the work represents Orpheus, surrounded by Shadows of the Underworld, and consumed by the physical manifestation of the particular shadow of Eurydice. ‘Acoustic Shadows’ is not only a system of perceptual awareness of Space, but also a contemporary audiovisual reincarnation of this mythical tension between suspension and passage of Time.