[TISEA 1992] Artist Statement: Takura Osaka — Light from Noise Sound

Artist Statement

installation

Cities that become centres of the world are compelled to 24 hour activity in all their systems. 24 hour cities must have all kinds of functional systems and various faces operating at all times. Suppose I cut that face with a sound that the city has uttered. What kind of changes could
one see in this noise over a 24 hour period?
In this installation a microphone monitors the sounds of the local environment outside of the gallery. These sound signals are then translated into light, allowing me to explore changes in the city’s noise/light modulations over time, by cor¬responding the frequency range with colours and the volume with luminosity.