Panoramic interactive projection, 4.0 surround sound
TUNDRA Collective, Saint-Petersburg, Russia
The Void is an attempt to visualize the idea of emptiness where emptiness is not regarded as absence but as an initial state where anything can appear. "To see how a dark room turns into the Big Bang epicenter a visitor should become “empty”. Every move and sound, captured by sensitive equipment, stops the 360 degrees audiovisual flow around. The Void is a social experiment, to see how long today people can sustain total calmness - and it does require that participants remain completely calm to trigger the Void.
We touched base with Tundra's Bulat Sharipov who was currently on a sound and image collection venture at the biggest salt lake in the world. Bulat tells us: "The Void is our first project as the Tundra team which is a collaboration between the well-known Russian electronic band D-Pulse and Sinica visual studio. The Void was kind of an experiment to find out how we can work together.
TouchDesigner was used mostly for sketches and experiments. Our team likes its orientation on real time - it's like playing a musical instrument. In Void TouchDesigner works for effects, logic and sound,it handles Resolume and Abelton (the visuals and sound) via MIDI. We are planning to use TouchDesigner more in our upcoming project. As said, our team is a collaboration of music band and visual studio, so we are interested in creating an audiovisual synth for a live show."
Clearly, more to come!
Visuals/ programming: A. Letcius, A. Sinica, M. Udchenko Sound/ programming: A. Kochnev, K. Suhanov, S. Perevoschikov