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CMY CHOIR, 2016

Talent Development Program 2015-2016, Stimuleringsfonds

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As we are limited to our sensations, which makes me wonder what would change if we feel things differently?

 

CMY Choir is an interactive installation that aims to build a bridge between the digital and analogue world. The frame interprets colour with the mixed chorus to provide an alternative way to perceive visual information, which can be regarded as an artificial synesthesia device. This result is from the research based on colour's characteristics, which challenges our relation with visual information.

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Colour data can be converted digitally into a combination of minimum three numbers, which shows the possibility to use other types of data to represent colour. After exploring the similarity between colour and sound, it turned out replacing the colour information with voices based on the CMYK Colour Mode is more intuitive. Three types of voices, from male, female and girl are then used to replace cyan, magenta and yellow. A higher pitch stands for lower colour density, and a lower pitch means the colour is denser. As the formula is built based on the colour system, the result of the chorus sounds as it inherits the characteristics of colour.

 

The frame detects user's finger location and responds with the chorus of three different voices and pitches according to the colour pixel under user's fingertip. It creates a new perception of the gradient, contrast, saturation of colour which proposes another option of how to hear what we see and challenges our recognition about colour and sound.

 

What is your new favourate colour?

#Technical Consultant & Developer

KaiChu Wu

#Voice Cyan

Koen Kleijn (video)

Mauro Silva Barbosa (installation frame, not in this video)

#Voice Magenta

Ashley

#Voice Yellow

Tara, coached by Elaine Selie, Your Voice.

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Other colour-voice examples>>>

Sunset

#Voice Cyan

Mauro Silva Barbosa

#Voice Magenta

Ashley

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Leaf

#Voice Cyan

Mauro Silva Barbosa

#Voice Yellow

Tara, coached by Elaine Selie, Your Voice.

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Sunflower

#Voice Magenta

Ashley

#Voice Yellow

Tara, coached by Elaine Selie, Your Voice.

 

 

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