SHADOW SOUNDINGS

by

BILL FONTANA

 

 

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Shadow Soundings was a living work of media art that was created from a real time connection between the iconic 25th of April Bridge and MAAT in Lisbon. Live cameras, microphones, accelerometers and hydrophones produced an abstract real time media art work for the 800 Square Meter Oval Gallery, the main exhibtion space in the Museum.

"Shadow Soundings turns both our notion of sound and our sight upside down and inside out. Ten channels of live sound, two channels of live video, and five channels of recorded video are all mixed up and not necessarily connected with each together. What is happening in real time and past time on Lisbon’s iconic 25 de Abril Bridge is blown apart, with multiple visual perspectives of the bridge projected on panels suspended in the gallery, and with different audio perspectives, both inside and outside the gallery. Fontana has never worked on this scale before: he states his wish to induce a sense of ecstasy and truly blow our minds". (Ariane Koek, On the Edge of Vision))

 

Shadow Soundings in the Oval Gallery at MAAT

 

LIVE VIEW FROM THE CAMERA ON TOP OF THE SOUTH TOWER RECORDED FROM DAYLIGHT TO NIGHT

 

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Inspection Ramp Views Under the Roadway

 

 

 

UPWARD  GAZING VIEW FROM THE BASE OF THE SOUTH TOWER

 

Bridge Shadows in the Tagus River

 

 

On the Edge of Vision by Ariane Koek- an essay about Shadow Soundings

 

Shadow Soundings Sonically Connects Museum to Iconic Lisbon Bridge

 

The Bridge that is always singing

 

© Bill Fontana, 2018