“Kinesis” is a digital sonic sculpture that aims at exploring the relation between sound, space, human, and machine. Using machine learning algorithms, it creates generative spatial sound objects around a digital kinetic structure that react to human presence using their unpredictable behaviors. The result is ever-changing digital sonic and visual structures that alter the physical space in a non-repeatable manner. The listeners become active by walking and positioning themselves among the sound sources and navigating differently the piece using handheld devices and headphones.
Arash Akbari (IR)
Arash Akbari is a transdisciplinary artist, based in Tehran, Iran. His interest in dynamic art systems, human perception, nonlinear narrative, and the co-existence between physical and digital worlds compelled him to explore the fields of generative systems, interaction design, and real-time processing. He examines the ways interactive cybernetic systems and their emergent behaviors can evoke concepts, ideas and questions as well as social and emotional responses and impacts. Akbari directs his experimental practices into audio-visual performances and installations, interactive applications, and multisensory experiences. His compositions investigate experimental approaches to sound generation, field recordings, acoustic instrumentation, digital synthesis, DSP, and noise to create immersive sonic environments that explore the agency of autonomous systems, indeterminacy, memory, and the perception of time and space. His work has been presented in different festivals and exhibitions around the world, such as Athens Digital Arts Festival, Recto VRso Festival, Mutek Forum, Simultan Festival, New Media Fest, 3D Web Fest, Cinnamon Colomboscope, Lacuna Festival, Videofenster and Graphical Web Conference. He has released albums on Karl Records, Flaming Pines, Unknown Tone Records, Taalem, and Soft Recordings among numerous other labels.