What is noise? It is most certainly not just sound. Psychological, physiological, and semantic noise... sometimes just a piece of glass.
Between an increasingly loud and digital external world, constant shifting baselines in regards to policy and communication, as well as increased access and normalization of consumer media technology, we are at odds with a continuous bombardment of sound and light proliferated by screens.
I am interested in this bombardment and how by reframing our relationship to screens like televisions and mobile phones we could be empowered by the possibility of mediated communication rather than subject to it.
“Dancing Glass” was an installation in part to achieve my Bachelor of Arts in New Media from Purchase College in 2017. Using re-purposed double-pane thermal windows, transducers and projection mapping, the installation called viewers to examine their relationship with screens, terminals, and moving images. By highlighting the shape and power of these “portals,” users are prompted to focus more so on the frame and the interdependent relationship of signal and noise, rather than the framed transmission.
The installation used projection mapping to play looping ambient monitor light, the type of light you see on an evening walk, passing by the windows of a home with a television set on.
Transducers, resonated glass frames, playing sound recordings produced by recording resonant frequencies of the glass frames using contact microphones. Sound material mostly consisted of raindrops, airplanes overhead, and the occasional passerby, examples of things most often missed when attention is drawn towards digital media.