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Italian artist Francesca Fini shows her interpretation of the sound of colors
BLIND, the synaesthetic performance by Italian new media artist Francesca Fini, is one of the 23 projects selected for the Margaret Guthman Musical Instrument Competition 2014.
BLIND, by Italian artist Francesca Fini is a performance experiment blending together body-art and interaction design. As a synaesthetic person the artist can “hear” and “feel” colors and the purpose of the performance is to transport the audience in an immersive dimension in which the performer becomes the mediator of an experience of color through interactive sound.
During the performance Francesca Fini uses different colored paints in front of a webcam that is programmed to recognize four main colors; blue, red, green and yellow. The information produced is then processed by an interaction design software and sent to a digital synthesizer that associates a special sound to each color. The harmonic flow and modulation of each sound, or combination of sounds, is determined by the data produced by the coordinates of the color blobs in space, so that the artist's painted hands, tracked by the webcam, become a sort of musical instrument.
The scientific research on the deep relationship between sound and color is the starting point of a personal journey in which the artist discovers the infinite connection between the senses.
Francesca Fini: "In BLIND I want to tell the spirit of each of the four main colors that I use, through a sound or a combination of sounds. In order to be effective I associated to each color a group of instruments with a well-defined personality;
instruments starting from my own personal experience and imagination of colors. During the whole performance I try to “interpret”
Video of the performance:
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Page Updated Last on: Jan 19, 2014