My name's Lala. I'm an audiovisual artist specializing in installation art. My work mainly concerns the dialogue between the visual and the auditory, light and air, shadow and reflection
Audio Visual Queen (is the TITLE my lecturer gave me)
(just a photo I took of myself and edited a bit)
I was sent a note on facebook that was headed with the quote ‘I think there are things which you can’t see, unless I photograph them’ - Diane Arbus
The following is my reply on this note: There are things that can be seen sans the use of our eyes, or without our eyes being the primary recipient of the visual. Also there are many things that one observes but without better scrutiny, without visual ‘dissection’ one will merely ‘observe’, perhaps even ‘see’ but not ‘perceive’. Even now in our overly visually-driven society ’seeing’ is more and more, or rather once again reverting back to the more collective act of ‘sensing’. The way we sense or experience combines seeing, hearing and feeling- which is all captured in that which can be said to be ‘embodied’ within the ‘sensor’.
Obviously the above-mentioned idea corresponds with what I like to think is our constant state of synesthesia. While focusing on the visual-through-auditory conversion it is still pleasant to think that there are many different ways in which energies are transferred into other forms or create new forms.
- The following are photos showing the various bits of electronic equipment that my boyfriend and I busy ourselves with. I hit the technological salvage jackpot recently and started taking sound systems etc apart to reassemble parts for my art project.
This images above and below indicate the components of a 4 channel sound-to-light unit that Niël and I are working on, which reacts to sound volume and translates it into corresponding flashing light bulbs (the representation of sound through light). I want to take this experiment a lot further- more on that later.
Here’s a collection of speakers that will be placed in tubes in which they will be submerged in oil. Light projecting through these tubes will illuminate the reaction of the liquid to the sound playing through it:
And this is just to give you an idea of what my work space at home looks like:
I would LOVE to take apart musical instruments and reassemble them in an interesting sort of way. The process of placing sound-emitting or sound-creating instruments out of their original contexts (by deconstructing and reassembling them) is what truly interests me, for this lends a new conceptual development to their use.