Mark Limbrick

Scanned images into sounds

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What is being heard in the video is the sound these strip images would make if printed in the optical soundtrack stripe area of a 35mm film and run through a movie projector.
The clips alternate between the top strip image of rows of burgers and the chicken processing factory images.
The burger menu source image shows how the properties of an ordinary image can be edited into a repeat pattern. The human aural perception finds 'tones' in regular repeated patterns.

With my light scanner rotating at the centre of a large cylinder, I can make a complex soundtrack using the actual shapes in the images of factory food production and consumption.
The aim is to turn these images into an interactive composition in which the factory environment is created through mechanical sounds.
The inside of the drum can hold 24 tracks of individual strips of printed images, stacked one above the other. The choice of which ones are scanned and heard at any time is decided by the listener. It is an inside-out, optical, giant musical box 'rhythm machine'.

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