center for contemporary non-objective art

Main space | solo exhibition

NoToVo September 2007

Sound installation

07/09/2007, 18.00 – 20.00

08/09/2007 & 09/09/2007, 14.00 – 18.00
From Noise To Voice, NoToVo, is an artistic research project investigating the behavior of language in its many appearances: textual, sonic and visual, as well as gestural or body language. How do these disparate elements relate to each other and how do they organize within a system, which includes human and computer as a sender and a receiver [and vice versa]?
As a generative sound installation No2Pho plays with a connected set of elements. It is composed of dissonant synthetic voices, changing in real time from speech to sound. The multiple voices are spatialized in a virtual environment. Its compositional parameters are defined by the physical trajectory of the listeners on the installation site. The listeners’ motion is tracked and this data is fed into software in which the code itself creates the score. By graphically rendering this score the sounds are visualized, making the speech visible.

The NoToVo-platform, combining physical and visual worlds, is a collaboration between Sukandar Kartadinata, Johannes Taelman, Edo Paulus, Billy Bultheel and Annemie Maes.

Annemie Maes holds a masters degree in fine arts and cultural studies and is founder of [former LookingGlass], a group of artists and curators working with image, sound and technology. In their artprojects they research the transversal field of installations, performances and audio-visual compositions. Their focus is to identify innovation and change while developing artistic projects, and focus on new aesthetical presentation techniques. As co-founder of OKNO, Annemie Maes is strongly involved in cultural activism, and is responsible for OKNO’s day-to-day management and production/presentation.