[ISEA2015] Artist Statement: Yiannis Kranidiotis – ICHOGRAPHS

Artist Statement

Digital video (2014)

Ichographs is an audio and video artwork that explores the relationship between visual forms and audio by transforming the colors and textures of 9 famous paintings – and one forgery – into sonic frequencies. A work of Caravaggio is transformed from a single tone into an intense spectrum; light on the surface of Monet’s water lily pool produces a multi-colour drone. The video frames were created using C++ and Cinder library while the sound was generated in Pure Data.

  • Yiannis Kranidiotis lives and works in Athens. His works focuses on creating spaces and experiences by combining sound and visuals. This involves fields such as music, audio design, visual arts, science and coding. His work has been presented in many festivals and exhibitions including Made in NY Media Center (New York), MADATAC 06 (Madrid), LUNDA Gallery (St. Petersburg, Russia), kuS Gallery (Heerlen, The Netherlands), Onasis Cultural Center (Athens). Kranidiotis has composed music for short films and theatre, and holds a BS in Physics from University of Partas and M.Sc. in Optics from Essex University.

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