Interactive Sound Book "Mon livre acousmatique"
Paper / Processing / Reactivision / Webcam / Speakers
It is some sort of a Sonic Book, that turns you into the talker and listener at the same time. In
some way you become a conductor and it’s up to you to decide whether to play or not.
The book consists of 128 pages, the half of them contains 64 graphic symbols (QR-Codes). With assistance of Processing Software, a webcam installed inside of the reading lamp above the book, reads the QR-Symbols and translates them into sound samples that I’ve recorded before.
Each sound is my own interpretation of the Aphasia, a neural disorder that mostly occurs after the stroke. In other words, this sound book represents a sort of interface that plays sound recordings
each time when the page with the symbols would be turned. When the reader (public) turns a page that contains no symboled at all, there won’t be any sounds to be heard.
Maybe this is one of the reasons I make Sound Installations and Performances. It gives me the
total freedom of communication and the possibility to search for answers without even aiming to
find them once.