[ISEA2008] Artist Statement: Tad Ermitano – Quartet

Artist Statement

An interactive video installation that brings together sound and image allowing the viewer to conduct a ‘virtual’ quartet. Four video screens are arranged in the space, each one playing a different percussive instrument by triggering photo-sensors attached to the screens. In this way video images, traditionally conceived as powerless ghosts, are given the ability to affect and even strike physical objects in the real world. The viewers’ gestures at the screens are captured to enable alterations of the musical behavior of the virtual musicians creating a rich interaction between real actions and virtual objects.

Collaborating with Personal 3D Entertainment Systems Project at A-STAR Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R). The artist would like to thank Varghese Paulose, Dr. Corey Manders and Dr. Farzam Farbiz.

  • Tad Ermitano (Philippines) is a media artist and sound designer whose single channel videos have been screened at a number of international festivals.  cavemanifesto.blogspot.com