Joris Strijbos - IsoScope
Joris Strijbos’ IsoScope is a kinetic sound-and-light installation. It consists of multiple robotic wind objects that interact with each other and with the landscape to perform a generative composition manifesting itself through emergent behaviour. Strijbos wanted to create an outdoor man-made phenomenon – an abstract sound-and-light entity – which, like most natural phenomena, can only be experienced under specific weather conditions. The work can be seen as a proposition for a new kind of machinic and artificial life. Though Strijbos spent a lot of time on the technical and functional development of the work, IsoScope is foremost a sensorial experience in which the audience can wander through the rotating lights and a constantly changing sonic cloud. IsoScope is a commission for the second Dark Ecology Journey (2015). Realised in collaboration with Jeroen Molenaar, electronics by Daan Johan and programming by Erfan Abdi. Thanks to the Technical Department of Sør-Varanger Municipality for providing work space. This commission is kindly supported by the Mondriaan Fund.