NotationsJia-Ying Chou, Jie-Jun Zhu, Sheng-Chieh Wang, Johnson Liew
Projector, Tube, Acrylic, LED light, Max / MSP, Arduino, 3D Pritting
For the work "Notations", viewers can pluck the interactive kinetic instrument to instantly compose music and produce clefs on the projection screen. The clefs on the screen appropriate from the ancient clefs used in Gregorian Chants of the 15th century. Composed of these ancient clefs and tabs, each note is presented through squares, belonging to unaccompanied monophonic music clefs. The interactive mechanical instrument creates clefs using Arduino, Adafruit, Processing, Max/MSP, Bluetooth, LED, 3D printing, acrylic, and metal tubes, enabling viewers to instantly play the instrument on-site and create various clefs. The music generated is instantly converted into the correct clefs, which are projected onto the screen. When there are no viewers present, it will automatically play and present the sounds and clefs previously created by viewers, expressing the digital aesthetics of interactive technology art and collaborative creation, and imbuing digital kinetic instruments with more cultural and musical qualities.
Born in Kaohsiung, Taiwan in 1992, Jia-Ying Chou is enrolled in the MFA program of New Media Art, Department of Multimedia and Animation Arts, National Taiwan University of Arts. Her specialties include interactive game design, APP interface, digital educational material, special effect editing and visual design.
Her previous works advocated the idea of ecological conservation thought the interplay of interactive games and interactive installations, demonstrating the interdependence between human beings and the other species on this planet. She plans to incorporate different elements such as cyber media and kinetic installations into her future creative venture.
Jie-Jun Zhu is enrolled in the MFA program of New Media Art, the Department of Multimedia and Animation Arts, National Taiwan University of Arts. Her oeuvre is intermingled with many new media elements such as motion pictures, sounds, computer programs and interactive installations. She specializes in animation, photography, and the fusion of video and interactive installation. The artist tends to situate herself in the society and incorporate her social observations into her artworks, thereby addressing the influences of modern technologies on the humanity and the society. Representing a brilliant blend of technology and art, her works are dedicated to investigate the contradiction and clash between technologies and traditions. Her works managed to create new immersive spaces through the connection between abstract visual expressions and interactive installations, with the aim of opening up greater possibilities for the development of technology and art.
Sheng-Chieh Wang is enrolled in the MFA program of New Media Art, Department of Multimedia and Animation Arts, National Taiwan University of Arts. Specializing in filmmaking, 3D animation and special effect synthesis, Wang is consumed with technology and art and meanwhile enthusiastic in artistic origination. He majored in radio and television and minored in cinematography during his college days, which prompted him to produce several videos and animations.
Born in Malaysia, Johnson Liew has stayed in Taiwan for 6 years since his 18. Graduated from National Chiayi University, he is enrolled in the MFA program of New Media Art, Department of Multimedia and Animation Arts, National Taiwan University of Arts. He is proficient in multiple languages and keeps learning new ones. He is fairly confident of his skills in computer because he began to learn electronics at his tender age. His artistic practice involves website design, interactive program, interactive educational material, interface design, APP planning and production, online channel management, and Flash animation.