Aleatoric interactive installation, created by Pawel Janicki in WRO Art Centre in 2013, is a new work by the artist regularly exploring the relations between visual arts and sound. The installation is inspired by and pays the homage to the ouvre of Lutoslawski.
The installation transfers image and sound using DJ’s techniques. Visitors, using three turntables provided by the installation, may individually or collectively experiment, by modifying the percussion piece specially recorded for the installation. It begins with a short invocation by Lutoslawski on aleatoric music and its principles.
Visitors may use any standard turntable technique: slow-down, stop or accelerate the turn by pressing the record with their fingers, scratching, moving the needle to another position on the record, etc., thus controlling individual parts of the video projection and modifying the image.
Moreover the installation allows for interaction using mobile devices (tablets, smartphones) as well network communication (using the specially developed online application).
Premiered during 15th Media Art Biennale WRO 2013.
Curator: Piotr Krajewski, WRO Art Center
Producer: WRO Art Center
Project concept: Paweł Janicki
Visual concept: Ania Ejsmont, Paweł Janicki
guest musician: Wiktor Golc (kettledrum)
cinematographer: Tomasz Lewandowski
camera: Bogusław Szetela
sound: Bogusław Skiba
lighting: Ryszard Gawęda
grip: Krzysztof Pstrowski
assistant: Kamil Kumoś
software: Paweł Janicki
postproduction: Ania Ejsmont
The audiovisual component of the installation was recorded in the ATM studio in Wrocław on April 15th, 2013.
The kettledrum was lent by the Grażyna Bacewicz 1st Degree Musical School in Wroclaw.
Project LutoScratch carried out in WRO Art Center in cooperation with Adam Mickiewicz Institute with the support of the Institute of Music and Dance as part of the Lutosławski`s Year 2013.
The project is entirely made in MaxMSP/Jitter (+ some extensions like jit.gl.hap and externals from Ms.Pinky).