DOUGLAS QUIN + LORNE COVINGTON (US)
Interactive Sound Installation Paradise (2016); Courtesy the artists.
Lorne Covington and Douglas Quin. Exhibition view of the partecipatory sound installation Paradise (2016) with the artists at the III Venice International Performance Art Week 2016. Image © Alexander Harbaugh.
Douglas Quin is a world-renowned American sound artist and designer, who is on the faculty and co-directs the Audio Arts graduate program at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse
the past three decades, Quin has become known as one of the true renaissance men
of the soundscape world. He has travelled widely documenting the natural
soundscape - from Antarctic ice to Arctic tundra and from African savannah to
Amazon rainforest. Quin's pioneering recordings of endangered and disappearing
habitats represent one of the most unique and extensive collections anywhere.
Lorne Covington is the creative director of NoirFlux and fluent with visual and performing art, electronic hardware, embedded
systems, and all layers of software development. He creates
immersive responsive environments using in-house developed cutting-edge sensing
and software technologies. Lorne's work focuses on the intangible space between
action and response, the moment-to-moment experience of involvement with a
complex system that turns the act of viewing into one of exploration, creation,
At the VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK, Quin
and Covington present Paradise (2016), a multi-channel
sound installation and interactive experience where visitors essentially
compose a collage of virtual acoustic spaces drawn from the "natural" world. Depth
cameras monitor and capture visitors' motion and interaction, providing program
control information as people together explore the exhibition space. The soundscape is a
reflection of presence and agency in an "abstract wild."
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Presented in Venice with the kind support of