09/12/2012 10:46 AM

Audio Elsewhere Robot Installation at BTH


Maciej Pomianowski

This week at BTH on campus Karlskrona in Länken (the Link building), the art installation piece “Audio Elsewhere” is being installed by Polish artist Maciej Pomianowski. The project is a winning submission for “The Baltic Goes Digital” exhibition at Gdansk City Gallery in Poland (September 14-November 4, 2012)

“Audio Elsewhere” is a project designed by Polish artist Marek Dybuść and is intended to allow listeners in Poland to audibly experience a remote location across the Baltic sea. Visitors to the gallery in Gdansk will be able to overhear sounds transmitted from BTH via a “robot-head” mounted on a female mannequin that transmits the audio from Länken to Poland. Digital images of the Länken installation will also be sent via a webcam and will be projected on a screen in the gallery. The “robot head” responds to listeners head movements in the gallery and moves accordingly to focus on a selected sound source. The project aims at providing the gallery visitor with an entirely realistic digital audiosphere of a distant place.

The project is sponsored by the EU-funded Art Line project, and BTH researcher and senior lecturer Lissa Holloway-Attaway from the Department of Culture and Communication is coordinating the installation.

More information about Art Line and The Baltic Goes Digital Exhibition may be found here external link.

School of Planning and Media Deisgn

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