Nicolas Maigret and Nicolas Montgermont
Thursday, 1 December 2011
Work from In Internet Topography.
“LAPS is an audio and visual installation that uses Internet as an imaginary space where sound echoes, reverberates throughout the Web. Based on transmission errors, the sound material is shaped by the virtual acoustic space of the network. Sound streams broadcasted within the installation structure gradually echoes the activity of the Web in various locations of the globe. Its analysis in these various points is used to progressively draw the contours of an imaginary landscape inside the installation.
IN INTERNET TOPOGRAPHY, SILENT AUDIO SIGNALS ARE SENT FROM THE EXHIBITION SPACE TO TOKYO, THEN RETURNED WITHIN THE INSTALLATION SPACE WHERE WE CAN LISTEN TO IT. THE TRANSMISSION ERRORS THAT OCCUR DURING THESE STREAMINGS ARE ANALYZED AND THEN CONSIDERED AS A POTENTIAL AND INCOMPLETE LAYOUT OF THE NETWORK TOPOGRAPHY. SIMILAR TO A LANDSCAPE, THIS DIGITAL TOPOGRAPHY PROVES TO BE AN UNSTABLE ORGANIZATION OF PATTERNS, SHAPES AND OUTLINES OPENING THE WAY TO MULTIPLE MENTAL REPRESENTATIONS. THIS IMAGINARY SCOPE IS MADE PERCEPTIBLE TROUGH AN IMMERSIVE SOUND AND LIGHT INSTALLATION.” – Nicolas Maigret