Unit 804, 8/F, Pan Asia Centre, Ngau Tau Kok, Kwun Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong

ak7 shou3《握手》

Both cassette player and violin emitting sound by touching. The range of the violin’s sound is changing by adding a new bow made by cassette player and tape. It no longer follows the standard pitch of a 12-tone scale in Western music, but also to include sounds outside that scale – sounds closer to the everyday person, as well as more tactile sounds.

ak7 shou3 is a new media art work composed by a violin and a cassette player. The bridge of the violin is attached with a magnetic head, and the cassette tape would be used as the violin bow; during the perform, each decisions made by the artist will influence the delicate interaction between the violin and tape; hence to reveal the interrelationship between the Past, the Present and the Future, and review into the behaviours as the results of a series thread of event.

I made a small controller tower with Arduino and coding by Mozzi. The arduino will emit VCO and a corresponding frequency pulse PWM signal. Then, I connect it to motor of violin bow which is attaching with the cassette tape. When I rotate those switches on the tower. The voice of the tower and the speed of motor will be changed.

卡式錄音機和小提琴也是靠接觸才會發聲音。小提琴的聲音因為加了由卡式錄音機製造的弓而改變了。不再是局限於古典樂五線譜上的音符,而是更貼近人、更有觸感的聲音。

ak7 shou3 《握手》(2016) 是由小提琴和卡式機改裝而成的新媒體藝術作品。在小提琴的琴馬上裝了磁頭,以卡式錄音帶作小提琴的弓;在彈奏時,藝術家不同的決擇,會為小提琴和卡式磁帶之間的互動產生微妙的關係。從而探討行為的因由是來自經歷一連串不同事件後的反應,表達過去、當下和未來之間的連鎖關係。

我用Mozzi編寫了一個Arduino程式,而制作了一個控制器,當我扭制的時候控制器的聲音和小提琴弓上的摩打速度會改變。卡式錄音帶的聲音也會改變。

Performance:

 

Exhibition and Performance – What Potions Have I Drunk of Siren Tears at A+ Contemporary, Shanghai, China

Exhibition – CINEMA 2.0: The Phantom Machine” Media Art Exhibition cum The 22nd ifva Awards – Media Art Category Finalist Exhibition
photo credit: Emily Ng