ACT Festival 2022 | courtesy of ACC | photo by Kim Sarah
is a site-specific live audio/video performance based on the realtime scanning
of the audience.
The project developed by Gianluca Sibaldi and the duo SCHNITT (Marco Monfardini and Amelie Duchow) uses a specially by the artists developed electronic device: a scanner able to "read" any object, architecture or living being in its formal elements, translating the object's outer and inner dimension in sound and video images.
A bar of light is the primary tool in this operation of realtime scanning, overpassing in several sequences the audience, analyzing the characteristics related to people’s body shape, height, clothing color and material. The software developed by the artists is based on computer vision algorithms and a special kind of neural network to generate both visual and audible results.
The scanning process develops with a sequence of slow vertical and horizontal scannings, memorizing the basic data informations, continuing with detail and intense scanning sequences, the beamed light passes through the audience. Contemporarily a network of softwares processes the recaptured light elaborating the scanned data in realtime generating a new visual and audible restitution.
processed by the scanner generates its own individual sound and video images
accordingly the audience itself is becoming the protagonist of the show, determinating
directly the audiovisual output, experiencing at the same time a new sonorous
and visual dimension under the artists direction.
The trio uses the scanner as a tool for exploring and reading reality. It extracts features that are usually undetectable through a cross-contamination between visual elements that generate sound and sound elements that have visual correspondences.
SCANAUDIENCE was performed at:
LEV Festival 2019 | Gijon | Spain
Philharmonie de Paris | Biennale Némo 2021
MUTEK Montreal 2022 Festival
ACT Festival 2022 | Asia Culture Centre | Gwangju | Korea