Dr Nigel Helyer (a.k.a. DrSonique) | Breathless |
Take a Deep Breath ~ Breathless”
Location:Portugal Cultural Center - 4, Panchsheel Marg, Chanakya Puri, New Delhi, DL 110021, IndiaCultural Centre entry via lane behind Portuguese Embassy. tel: 011 4602 5135
Exhibition timings: Monday 5th ~ Sunday 11th November 11h00 ~ 18h00.
My practice is increasingly focussed upon bringing together the physical and ecological environment together with our social and cultural contexts. Using the media of multichannel sound installation; data-sonification and sonic cartography these hybrid works are designed to create new forms of sonic space in which it is possible to experience, examine and reflect upon the complexities and consequences of our interactions in an increasingly chaotic world.
Take a Deep Breath ~ Breathless, is a new work ‘commissioned’ by the Sound Reasons, Sonic Cities Festival due to take place in Delhi, India under auspices of the SARAI new media foundation. Take a Deep Breath ~ Breathless is a development of my current research into the sonification of environmental data and the installation of the resulting sound works into public or architectural space.
The scientific data will be sourced directly from the City’s atmospheric monitoring system which provides a constant and (somewhat alarming) stream of digital information on the levels of pollutants in the Delhi atmosphere. I have already accessed this material online and it is suitable for the current sonification engines which I employ.