Electrochroma is an audiovisual kinetic work that emerged from the manipulation of light, image, sound, and translations of an image to sound. This work was created in a digital environment utilizing various analog and digital techniques and a variety of software processes to maneuver audio and moving image. The work’s imagery ranges from dark to light monochromatic spheres, shifting tonality and intensity from mild to high saturation, including flickering and pulsating patterns, RGB phenomena, afterimage, retinal impact, and sensory overloads. The sound composition was arranged for 5.1-surround audio and is comprised of a molded experimentation resulting in tones, overtones, profound bass echoing, modulated frequencies, textures, static noises, and electronic sounds moving through space. The 58’30” audiovisual work will play on the hour throughout the day in a dedicated room built specifically for the piece and with a mist of fog conditioning the environment for further immersion and experience.
The project continues the artist’s interest in the phenomena found and produced in time-based media, and human beings’ relationship with both artificial and natural environments. His audiovisual exploratory steps are focused on concept and function, material and process, listening, viewing, and experience. Richard Garet states, “When creating a piece I reflect on what the work is meant to accomplish, how it functions in relationship to the space, its effect on the audience, and how sound and visual content are connected to one another. These questions determine my choices and influence the direction of the work.”
Richard Garet creates a new immersive visual sonic experience with his installation Electrochroma (2010), premiering with at The Invisible Dog Art Center in partnership with Crossing The Line FIAF Festival.
Featured artist Richard Garet, in addition to his exhibition, has curated a series of four Wednesday nights Live Performances. For the last performance on Wednesday November 24th at 7.30pm, Kamran Sadeghi, Bonnie Jones& Richard Garet himself will perform.
Date + Times
Wednesday, November 24
The Main Gallery
51 Bergen St.