Strumentisti di Parole/Musicians of words

Rotating Letters, Flapping Noise

Canadian Art Junkie


Signal to Noise is a fascinating installation for Luminato 2012, an arts festival that begins in Toronto on June 8.  This work transforms random letters into legible words with a satisfying flapping sound emitted by its moving parts.

Created by the Belgian artists LAb[au], it’s made of discarded technology and salvaged components from the information displays that predated LED monitors in public spaces like airports and train stations. The flaps rotate randomly until the system identifies a word.  (I’ve watched this video a number of times now. It’s kind of hypnotic.)

UPDATE: JUNE 10 I have just come back from the Toronto airport, where this work is installed. The noise is actually much softer than on the video, and anngrafics is right. It does indeed sound most like rain – or perhaps the sound of distant typing by a great many people, in a far away typing pool. You…

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4 Risposte

  1. Wow!! Just wow, I wish I could see it for real!

    3 giugno 2012 alle 20:25

  2. that was cool…i was laughing: the world ‘s slowest search engine.

    4 giugno 2012 alle 16:48

  3. cool

    5 giugno 2012 alle 11:19

  4. Very cool, and I agree eebrinker. ha ha

    30 agosto 2012 alle 13:19


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