UP.2.DATE, curated by IDFX, at Electron, Breda, Netherlands, 18 August – 17 September 2006.
In the interactive sound installation Hard Rain 2 a camera is used to track the movement of people through the space, in which Winderen has positioned a number of trigger points. She has entered pre recorded sounds of nature into a computer, and as people move through the space the sounds are distorted and made disharmonic as people move and gesture under the spotlights, actually determining the composition of the sounds. When there are no people in the space the sounds revert to recognisable background natural sounds, such as the gentle lapping of waves. A bench is placed in the space, inviting people to sit and contemplate the soundscape. An LCD screen on the wall next to the performance space displays a spectrogram of the sound as it changes according to visitors' interactions.
Hard Rain 1 is from the exhibition The Idea of North at Dalhousie Art gallery in Halifax, Canada. Hard Rain 2 is from UP.2.DATE in Breda, Netherlands.
Coding by Jørgen Larsson. Thanks to Office of Contemporary Art: https://www.oca.no