“))))) repetition at my distance” is a kinetic/light/sound installation based on a subjective interpretation of sound traveling through space. The memory of wind passing through trees becomes tangible as a field of 16 rotating vertical blue light wires, oscillate in spreading patterns. The wires behave like a living entity of individuals, that respond to different forces. Over time they develop situations that evoke strong associations with natural phenomena and show organic choreographies and gestures shifting back and forth between the natural and the robotic. Its presence reconstructs architecture through a composition of light, movement, sound, and an absence thereof.
The piece suggests space via horizontal and vertical light flows, and through wind and whistle sonic elements derived from noise and sine waves. The flickering of light produces after-images on the retina, that become an integral part of the experience as they blend with the light produced by the installation.
With “))))) repetition at my distance” Gabey Tjon A Tham crafted a new audiovisual instrument, which makes it possible to play back a virtual representation of a natural phenomena within physical space, by controlling digital and mechanical systems. This instrument and its computer system can produce an immersive and reality-altering composition of sound, movement, light and space.
Gabey Tjon A Tham, Netherlands, (1988) is an installation artist working with an extensive variety of media and art forms.