Diamond in the rough (The Bathhouse) | Live Electronic Performance project
Inspired by Dr. Ben Freeth’s work (Decoded in discovery museum). Ben advised me to combine Arduino and Puredata together to have some fun.
Bathhouse in Miyazaki’s best film Spirited Away is the place to start. The place for gods to come and take a bath. Place where spirits meet. This led me to the decision to use the fog maker (inspired by Ben).
A design in small aquarium is the result of this approach. Aquarium gravel and rocks are the main needed materials for the mystic view design. Combing with simple chords writing from logic pro, I designed a simple music box with carton and letter envelopes, then covered the theme song from the film.
Simply testing with sound data sending from Arduino to Puredata. Use all fresh skills I learned from Professor John Bowers’s live electronic performance module and Dr. Tom Schofield’s Arduino sessions.
The Secret (click to see)
Have you ever wondered about something that is very difficult to explain? Do you believe that there are always mystery or secret instead of only its common appearance?
Do you believe that there are two moons in this world? Do you agree with Murakami that “things may look different to you than they did before. But don’t let appearances fool you. There’s always only one reality” (Murakami, 2009)?
By looking back to some stills from the handphone, combining Pure Data and Arduino together, with LEDs diamond as the secret detector, you are now able to capture the unrevealed frequencies that no-one could ever see or could ever hear. The secret behind in our quiet Robinson Library is waiting for you to discover in the URL above.
Murakami, H (2009). 1Q84 Book 1 いちきゅうはちよん 第1部. Tokyo: Shinchosha.