Gordon Monro - Dissonant Particles - Project Window
Thursday, January 05, 2012 -
Friday, January 27, 2012,
07:00 PM -
PROJECT - Lydiard St window
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.