PLAYSpace Video by Lily Youngsmith / by Glen Walton

This is a video by the amazing Lily Youngsmith of the PLAYSpace development at the Abbotsford Convent. Cayn Borthwick and I developed this work over four days at the Antique Bookstore studio at the Abbotsford Convent (see previous post). We worked with Raspberry Pi and a whole bunch of plants to develop a work that was both simple and intriguing. We loved to see the confused faces approach the plants and discover that each one triggered a different note or sound (developed by Cayn). 'How does it work?' was the most popular question!   

In reflection on this work I'm thinking a lot about Modes Of Listening: 'We can listen contemplatively, intellectually, physically, emotionally or merely fleetingly while occupied with other activity.' (North, A.C., et al. 2004). I wonder how our interactive works can connect with people within all of these modes in a satisfying way? Hmmm.

I recently spent some time in Greece and was really digging the music, in the record stores and out on the streets. Found this late sixties gem on youtube... If you have any more Greek music reccomendations let me know!

 Check out the Left Field Record Club Facebook group for more oddball music recommendations.

Check out the Left Field Record Club Facebook group for more oddball music recommendations.

 

Been working on a set for an upcoming Facebook Live series (more details to come!) It's being filmed in a small studio so I've been researching forced perspective sets, here's a great example:

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This example of forced perspective from The Blackguard (1925, dir. Graham Cutts) Art direction by Alfred Hitchcock “What you see on the set does not matter. All that matters is what you see on the screen.” 

 

North, A.C., Hargreaves, D.J. and Hargreaves, J.J., 2004. Uses of music in everyday life. Music Perception: An Interdisciplinary Journal22(1), pp.41-77.