[ISEA2012] Artist Talk: Will Luers – CONSTRUCTING “FILM OF SOUND”

Artist Statement

“Film of Sound” is a video installation (and live performance) in which the screen is placed at the center or “sweet spot” of an acoustic space. Rather than acting as a window onto another 3D world, the screen becomes a semiotic surface for the 3D audio space; a skin of image and text on the body of sound. A collaboration between Roger Dean (sound), Will Luers (video) and Hazel Smith (text) the video surface hints at a narrative trajectory — a sleeping man, an evening in a hotel room, a journey across vast and challenging spaces – but the work remains open, as image follows the patterns and textures of sound rather than a pre-scripted narrative. In this talk, Will Luers will present the 10-minute video and discuss the indeterminate and remix processes involved in the collaboration and, in particular, the challenges of imaging sound.

  • Will Luers is digital media artist and writer living in Portland, Oregon, USA. In the Creative Media & Digital Culture program at Washington State University Vancouver, USA, he teaches multimedia authoring, creative programming, digital storytelling and digital cinema.         will-luers.com