Atmospheric Interactions

Collaboration with artists Dr. Jenn Kirby and Hiromi Okumura, and with environment scientists Dr. Thomas Jobson and Dr. Joseph Vaughan. 

Atmospheric Interactions is a real-time audiovisual installation which uses meteorological data from the PACCAR research building at Washington State University (Laboratory for Atmospheric Research). Three artists worked with atmospheric scientists to realize the project. The publicly provided data from PACCAR is visualized and sonified in real-time. The installation becomes visible and audible when interacted with via a camera. The aim is to encourage participants to see themselves as a part of the earth.  The video on the right shows both real-time interaction and video without interaction.  (the video on the left is from a windier day!)

Video by Valerie Williams

Music and Sonification by Jenn Kirby

 

From the premiere of Flow, on March 8, 2014 at the Ames City Auditorium, with original music and programming by Walker Pett and Cameron LaFollette. Choreography and direction by Valerie Williams. Performance by Elizabeth Ferreira and Ben Rethmeier. The video projection is designed by Valerie Williams, using Isadora

 

From the premiere of Flow, on March 8, 2014 at the Ames City Auditorium, with original music and programming by Walker Pett and Cameron LaFollette. Elizabeth is wearing the Dansensor, designed by Dr. Steve Holland and choreographer Valerie Williams. The Dansensor allows Elizabeth to choose and arrange the sound.