ELECTROCHROMA, Installation, The Invisible Dog Art Center, 51 Bergen ST. Brooklyn, NY on September 2010 - one minute excerpt
       
       
   
         
         
   

Electrochroma is an audiovisual kinetic work that emerged from the manipulation of light, image, sound, and translations of image
to sound.  This work was created in a digital environment utilizing various analog and digital techniques and a variety of software
processes to maneuver audio and moving image. The work’s imagery ranges from dark to light monochromatic spheres,
shifting tonality and intensity from mild to high saturation, including flickering and pulsating patterns, RGB phenomena, afterimage,
retinal impact, and sensory overloads. The sound composition was arranged for 5.1-surround audio and is comprised of a molded
experimentation resulting in tones, overtones, profound bass echoing, modulated frequencies, textures, static noises,
and electronic sounds moving through space. The 58’30” audiovisual work will play on the hour throughout the day in a dedicated
room built specifically for the piece, and with a mist of fog conditioning the environment for further immersion and experience.

This work began with Richard Garet making a handmade 16mm film with the intention of shaping light directly and emphasizing the
light emanating from the film projector as concrete material. Various takes of the footage were digitalized and a system was
established where these images could be played and processed in real time from a computer. Garet executed a system where
the projected light could be rendered as audio and integrated as an additional layer into the sonic mix. Additionally, some of the
sounds produced by the visua limages were then reprocessed and integrated again into the mix. Other sonic layers were created
through the use of electromagnetism, modulated electronic sounds, and voices scored for the work and performed by
Marylea Martha Quintana Madiman.

The project continues the artist’s interest in the phenomena found and produced in time-based media, and human beings' relationship
with both artificial and natural environments. His audiovisual exploratory steps are focused on conceptand function, material and process,
listening, viewing, and experience. Richard Garet states, “When creating a piece I reflect on what the work is meant to accomplish,
how it functions in relationship to the space, its effect on the audience, and how sound and visual content are connected to one another.
These questions determine my choices and influence the direction of the work.”

Special thanks to Marylea Martha Quintana Madiman for making such wonderful vocal sounds consequently adding unique richness
and color with her voice to this work.

Dedicated to the memory of Maryanne Amacher 1938-2009 (rest in peace). Maryanne’s valuable feedback during the making of this
work was crucial for making significant choices that helped the piece to reach its conclusion.

 
         
         
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Artist: Richard Garet
Title: ELECTROCHROMA
Duration: 58’30” approximately
Media: Digital + 5.1 dolby surround
Year: 2007-10

 


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Title: ELECTROCHROMA
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Media: Digital + 5.1 dolby surround
Year: 2007-10
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Artist: Richard Garet
Title: ELECTROCHROMA
Duration: 58’30” approximately
Media: Digital + 5.1 dolby surround
Year: 2007-10


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Media: Digital + 5.1 dolby surround
Year: 2007-10
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