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Gordon Monro - Dissonant Particles - Project Window

Thursday, January 05, 2012 - Friday, January 27, 2012, 07:00 PM - 03:00 AM

PROJECT - Lydiard St window
Admission: Free

Pulsating disks of colour dance around the screen in some kind of mesmerising cosmic world. Dissonant Particlesis an abstract animation that describes a world of tone, its interaction and lifespan. It is a microcosm where particles are born, live, interact and die.

Monro has long been interested in how information from mathematics and physics can inform an imagined landscape, and how visual and auditory images can be constructed through physical laws. The construct of this work is based in science and the interaction of pure tones with each other. Each 'particle' emits a sine tone and depending on its tone, a colour. The dissonance between particles acts as a repulsive force which pushes them apart, both in position and in pitch. There is also a long-range "cosmological" attractive force which prevents the particles from flying off to infinity.

Dissonant Particles is not a technicolor moving screensaver but a visual world described by laws of attraction or repulsion, a world where art imitates life and science but also takes on a life of its own.