‘Hearing Glass’ is an audiovisual art installation by Umut Eldem, on different locations of the Conservatoire of Antwerp. It uses a computer camera to give the passers-by a synaesthetic experience. The camera takes regular pictures (once every 3-5 seconds), creating a soundscape that comes out of either speakers or headphones, depending on the location and possible disturbance. A transformed live feed from the camera is shown on the computerscreen. The audiovisual transformation from picture to soundscape is done based on Eldem’s research on synaesthesia, the experience of multiple senses at once, as the colours and shapes from the pictures are automatically transcribed based on synaesthetic principles.
Hear/see/experience the installation in the hallway of deSingel or the Witte foyer of the Royal Conservatoire!