Along the Line

Along the line, Esquisse de projet © F. Grond, 2008

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Along the line, Esquisse de projet © F. Grond, 2008

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Along the Line

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Along the Line
October 23 - November 21, 2008


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Between Chance and Repetition
Algorithmic Composition Workshop
with Florian Grond
December 2 – 4 – 16, 2008

During his residency at OBORO, Florian Grond will experiment with space filling curves (SFCs) for a multimedia installation. SFCs have an interesting theoretical background since their core property is to linearize high dimensional content. More specifically Grond will develop an installation combining linear representations of life through video images with a classical fine arts question—the central perspective. The acoustic part of the installation is directly related to the structural properties of SFCs and will address space and time in sound.

An image is scanned through the structure of an SFC, and then it gradually unfolds and leads to a continuous stream. This stream has the characteristics of a spectrogram and could as such be turned into sound. Different colours would then compose different sounds, which would change in time and result in a travelling sound wave.

A few links posted by the artist:

Theoretical background and movie documentation:

Previous works:

in collabooration with Frank Halbig andThorbjorn Lausten.

in collaboration with Claudia Robles.

Als Hilbert merkte das der Morgen daemmerte:
sound in collaboration with Gilles Gobeil.

Hear and NOW:

_zur form:
In collaboration with Gabriele Engelhardt (photography) and Thomas Kienzl (tangible desk).

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Florian Grond

Florian Grond is currently working on a research-creation postdoctoral project at the Input Devices and Music Interaction Laboratory (IDMIL) at McGill University in collaboration with the Société des Arts Technologiques (SAT). He is also a collaborator at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Music Media and Technology in Montreal. He holds an MSc (2002) from the Karl-Franzens University in Graz (Austria). From 2003 to 2007, he worked as a research associate and guest artist at the Center for Art and Media (ZKM in Karlsruhe, Germany).