Ger Ger (DE)
04:26 min. / 2008
Deserts as environments of extreme heat may cause serious stresses and fragilities in different manners. Contrasts of vulnerability and eternal unbreakables. The appearance of balloons and cactuses side by side, a love-hate relationship with dangerous consequences.
[technology] When balloons explode, sensors on the inside of the balloons become exposed, leaving sounds behind. Out of complete silence, a soundscape gradually emerges. Light sensors power the master track … One of the balloons differs from the others, simulates, by means of a distance sensor, a water balloon, now silent due to the explosion and lost water. RT sound processing from the assessed sensor data.
Ger Ger, media artist, born in 1981 in Vienna, currently lives and works in Berlin and Los Angeles. He feels drawn to art and digital media early on in life, receives his first honors and awards aged fourteen. M.A. in Digital Arts and Visual Media Design. Study at the University of Applied Arts, Vienna. Scholarship in Visual Communication at the University of Arts in Berlin.
Ger Ger’s Sound Nomads project is comprised of a combination of sound art, music, public art, performance, interactive installations as well as video. The constant search for noises, sounds and rhythms lies as central to Sound Nomads as the creation of ephemeral interactive sensor based playgrounds.