[Noisebridge-jobs] Programmer Needed for an Art Installation @ YBCA

Sebastian Alvarez dvijaha1999 at gmail.com
Sun Aug 26 23:51:09 UTC 2012


We are looking for a programmer, to work on art installation due next month
@ YBCA San Francisco. The installation called Oscillations involves, 3
fans, 4 speakers, 5 lights, where each of these electromechanical objects
are programmed to synchronize with a musical composition. We have a
specific timeline for this project, so we are looking for someone who can
commit to executing this in 2 weeks. Please read the details below to
understand the project:

Outside the installation (see attached image) the viewer reads the
instructions to enter the space and sit on the ottoman facing the small
table fan on the floor. They then close their eyes and keep them closed for
the entire duration of the piece. Once the viewer follows the instructions
and is sitted on the ottoman the following sequence of events need to

1. 10 secs after the viewer is settled the two rear pedestal fans turn ON,
30 secs later the small fan in the front turns ON.

2. 30 secs later slowly the sound fades in, as the sound gets audibly
louder, slowly the lights A & E (see attached image) start to fade in and
from here on they are synchronized to the sound  changing patterns etc,
increasing and decreasing the intensity according to the loudness and the
textures of the sound. The duration of this phase is about 2 mins.

3. As the composition approached the end, the fans turn off first, then the
sound and finally the light. The entire pieces lasts about 3 mins.

4. Once this is over the viewer gets up and leaves the installation space.

 Please note: The sound will be composed by us and will eventually be a 3
mins track for 4 channel audio, perhaps playing through a Mac Mini.

We are open to suggestions (types of lights, programming, etc) on how the
lights should work. We are aiming to have a dynamic light movement that
will be perceived by the "viewer" with their eyes closed. We have a small
budget for this, and will be able to provide all the equipments to build
the installation. Please let us know if you might be interested in the
project, and write to us ASAP.


Sebastian & Surabhi

Sebastian Alvarez

http://surabhisaraf.net/ /// http://foldliveproject.net ///
https://vimeo.com/channels/surabhisaraflive ///
https://www.facebook.com/Saraf.Surabhi ///
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