Saturday 23 December 2006, by jmc
All the versions of this article:
La terre ne se meut pas, interactive audio-visual installation carried out by Anne Sedes, Benoît Courribet and Jean-Baptiste Thiébaut with the Egosound software.
La terre ne se meut pas, installation audiovisuelle interactive, 2003, exposition H2PTM/Créer du sens à l’ère numérique… St-Denis, Ensac, Pau, 2004, festival Scopitone, Nantes, 2004), Savantes Banlieues/fête de la science, Villetaneuse, 2004. Aide à la maquette du Dicream/CNC.
La terre ne se meut pas was created within the framework of exposure " H2PTM’ 03: To create sense at the numerical era ", September 2003 at the university of Paris VIII. The visitor is invited to sit itself in a swivel chair laid out with the center of a part wired for sound according to a process ambisonic octophonic and facing a video screen. This station is equipped with two sensors with ultrasound which return the position of the bust and the swivellings of the armchair. The co-ordinates of subjective vision of the user are thus recovered, which could be compared with the situation of the player in certain video games. When a sound object passes in front of the visitor, it is visualized with the screen byspheres, and when the visitor tightens his bust towards these spheres, it advances in visual/virtual space towards the objects, influencing their sound and space behavior.
The size of the spheres is proportional to the intensity of the sound, like with the value of certain parameters of synthesis of the sound. These sound and visual objects are generated by three musical compositions of each author of the installation (one passes from the one to the other, as through three different places), whose certain parameters of spatialization and sound treatments are controlled by the position of the user.
The title of this work has been given after a prospective article of E Husserl.