[ISEA2016] Artist Talk: Hugo Yeung — What Death Tells Me: Reconnecting Sound and Moving Images of Cinema through Spectrum Analysis

Artist Statement

What Death Tells Me is a video and sound installation exploring the intersection of cinema and mathematics. A mathematical process called Discrete Fourier Transform (DFT) is implemented in a custom computer program to analyze and decompose every frame in the movie Death in Venice, directed by Luchino Visconti. Accompanied by selected music by Gustav Mahler, the movie is then reconstructed according to the spectrum of the music. In this talk, the artist will explain his exploration of redefining the relationship between audio and visual elements of cinema in a fundamental level, as both image and sound are analyzed as abstract digital signals, regardless of their narrative or cultural content. whatdeathtellsme.wordpress.com

  • Hugo Yeung, City University of Hong Kong