2004-08-03 MIKOMIKONA


Mikomikona experimentally investigates the dynamic transformability of sound into image, image into sound and the effects of cross media interference.
Mikomikona develope devices that enable them to connect and transform visual signals into acoustic signals and vice versa. These devices are explored in different audio-visual set-ups creating a synaesthetical environment. The resulting performance modules all share the idea of new symbolic coding of media information and are also used for live-VJing. For the performances Mikomikona work with analogue media like overhead projectors, super-8 film projectors, video projectors as visual devices and sound.


Performance "Fourier-Tanzformation".
With the piece Fourier-Tanzformation I+II Mikomikona presents a physical-semiotic experiment. In this investigation, they make use of two overhead projectors as sound devices.
Mikomikona layer several transparencies with raster patterns - flickering interferences are produced through shifting of the layers. Parallel to the projection, Mikomikona capture these interferences with small b/w video cameras and transform the video signal into acoustic events. They implement an image-sound-converter, a small self-developed hardware device which eliminates the video’s sync signal. The spectators see the two projections of black & white moire patterns while simultaneously hearing the sound these patterns perform. What you see is what you hear. Fine moire lines produce high tone, wider lines result in lower tone pitches. With small motors we create visual and acoustic rhythmic structures.
Mikomikona is dispensing with any digitalisation. This ensemble of analogue techniques represents an opto-electronic synthesizer with two crossed outputs: image and sound.