GLISTENING WAVES

Footage of intermittent sunlight on cresting ocean waves is analyzed by custom-written video tracking software, which detects the patterns of light on top of the waves. These points and their corresponding length and angle change volume and filter parameters of audio recordings of a droning human voice.

The filtering is applied at various vowel formants, frequencies approximating English vowel sounds, simulating the rise and fall of imagined language.

Created while the Van Lier Fellow at Harvestworks in New York City with the generous support of Hans Tammen and Zachary Seldess.

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