|Achim Wollscheid - (selected) projects
|"8 lights, 8 speakers" (2009)|
8 lights, 8 speakers
a set of speakers distributed across a space emitting sound that is processed real-time
from the environmental sound (people, traffic, feedback).
Light movement acts and reacts accordingly.
"8 lights, 8 speakers" was realized at monoquini organized by corpus Bordeaux.
|"sound_box" (september 2007)|
The sound_box records all environmental sound,
transforms it and replays it real time.
Supported by and firstly presented at RAM Rome.
|"progetto torre angela" (2006/2007)|
progetto torre angela - 3 towers|
Over the next decade the Torre Angela district in Rome will be developed.
As part of the development 3 "plug-in" towers will be placed within that area
- a tower of sound, of light and of water (pic).
All 3 towers will be interacting with their environment -
reacting to sound (via water and sound transfromation)
and to movement (via mirror movement/light)
1st prize in the competition for the development of the Torre Angela district Rome
Together with moorroom
city planning aada architects and AeV architetti
|"don't let me down" (2006/2007)|
don't let me down (Keine Mitte)
In the central tower of the historic water reservoir at Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin Mitte,
a 60 Watt bulb is suspended.
In case visitors mount the stairs the light accompanies that movement -
driven by a sensor operated winch.
"don't let me down" was realized as part of interface festival.
|"possible polyson" (september 2006)|
A row of 6 cirlces is projected in front of the palazzo della solidarieta, Piombino, Tuscanny
Addressed to each circle is a loudspeaker with a specific sound.
Once somebody enters the circle the sound changes,
further movement transforms the sound accordingly.
If several persons enter different circles they can interactively
communicate via sound - the can compose through interactive movement.
|"inlet_outlet" (may 2006)|
Realized as part of sonambiente at the old Polish embassy, Berlin.
First floor windows open and close in accord with peoples movement in the space.
A program translates the data gained by motion tracking into a correlative
action of the motorized window openens
|"wallfield" (april 2005)|
The house is completely covered by a grid of uniform windows,
which somehow redfines what usually creates an in- and out-side: the wall.
So I decided to open the wall to sound, as well.
3 units consisting both of mikes and speakers are installed at 3 walls of the house.
Outside sounds can be recorded and replayed in the inside and vice versa.
Loudness and (a computer directed) degree of sound-transformation can be adjusted -
ranging from "original" to "abstract".
|"redlighthaze" (september 2004)|
A portion of the facade is overlaid with a grid of red LEDs,
which change lightness or pattern according to real-time sound analyses.
This interface between architecture and the by-passers is created by the relationship
between common sound sources (the voices of passers-by, the noise generated by local traffic)
and the programme that regulates the transformation.
|"intersite" (april 2004)|
The sonic cityscape mirrored on 2 sides of the facade.
Traffic noise and voices of the bypassers change pattern and intenstiy
of the LED-net hovering in front of the building.
building by ksp engel und zimmermann
|"missing recipient" (february 2004)|
The movement on the stairs in the lobby of the Akademie fuer Tonkunst, Darmstadt,
is monitored and triggers a correlative movement of light.
At the same time the environmental noise is recorded, transformed in realtime and re-played.
|"flexible response" (january 2004)|
The sounds in the inside (lobby) trigger the light movement on the windows.
Thus - during office hours - the glass facade translates
and projects fragments of the social choreography.
At night the interactive part is replaced by a self generating light composition.
|"light curtain" (October 2003)|
The light-system for Tetsuo Furudates piece "The auditory sense of Mr. Roderick Usher",
|"square" (july 2002)|
|"resolving interactions" (March 2002)|
|"connective memory" (november 1999)|
|"Nordpol bridge" (july 99)|
Further info: nordpol-bruecke.de
|"clapper system" (1993 - 1998)|