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An attempt at nonviolent communication

AI Sound Training | Creative Coding | VR Interaction | Sound Art | VFX Sound Visualization

An attempt at nonviolent communication” creates a genuine fantasy, an illusion that transcends boundaries between human and nature. Inspired by AI technology, which has aided scientists in discovering various sounds of ocean life and uncovering unknown creatures through sample analysis, I'm creating a real-time conversation between humans and the mysterious inhabitants of the deep sea within an immersive space. We collect audio samples from 153 fish species and 4 invertebrate species found in scientific databases. These audio samples are then transformed into visuals and rearranged using algorithms. Within this abstract soundscape, the stories of the underwater world unfold, encompassing the realms of war, crime, death, and also mating and love.

The project aims to explore the interconnectedness of humans, nature, and technology, focusing on how empathy can be transformed through underwater language that may make no sense to humans but can be interpreted by technology. This endeavor breaks down boundaries and creates a new channel of communication. 

1 island, 3 ecosystems, 100 miles from LA, is a multimedia group exhibition presented by SUPERCOLLIDER at Project Space 643. This exhibition shares perspectives of Santa Rosa Island through the lens of ten artists who attended SUPERCOLLIDER’s annual Field Study Program at CSUCI’s Santa Rosa Island Research Station in June 2023.

Project Space 643, 643 N Ventura Ave, Ventura, CA
Exhibition Dates: November 3 - December 8, 2023
Curated by Emma Akmakdijan and Alison Woods

Sound Algorithms
VFX Graphs
Oculus Quest 2
Projection Art

Collaborated sound artist: Zheyu Pi
Audio dataset: The SOUND Table (FishBase) & Sonothèque (Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle)

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