Archive for the ‘URBANWIND’ Category


November 14th, 2010

Quelques photos du vernissage Urban Wind à la galerie Action Art Actuel. Pour cette soirée, j’ai concocté une mini performance utilisant le souffle et des tendeurs sonores.

Audio record

August 31st, 2010

Today, I finally made some audio recordings of the installation Urban Wind in the glass room at Indaf2010. Taking few new picts at the same time _ along with Jia and Sun, my two official trasnlators.

Mini Quicktime

August 28th, 2010

I was touched by the acoustic of this room. This room sound’s like a church. . . The reverb time is extremely long, it make accordeons blending together as I never expect. wow, for the first presentation of this installation, I’m blessed. funny, that at the beginning of this video, I followed the workers rather than filming accordions. I find it so appropriate with this installation. Washing windows for a better view of the outside. Good timing with the workers, I like this shot. Can’t be done 2 times.



August 26th, 2010

Everything is done, nous avons installé, aujourd’hui, les éoliennes sur le toît près de Central Parc and connected it by network. At the glass room, the computer receive now all the wind data [ amplitude and direction ] Les accordéons sont donc fonctionnelles. We hear their breath and I must say that this room of glass has a very good acoustic. This kind of dome is really appropriate to this project.

the computer under the roof who will transmit the data to the Glass Room

The whole glass room will be really clean. Lots of work.

network technicians helping to fix a static IP address

Accordeons set-up

August 25th, 2010

Sorry to put all these Posts about Urban Wind in Korea . . . I think I have too much time in my hotel room don’t sleeping well ( hi ! ) . Anyway there are so eloquents. Ans I’m very happy of the result of this installation. Kind of mystic experience with the wind.

Joo was one of the best workers of the day, she study in architecture and I have to admit that she took very carefully all the details of this installatione


August 24th, 2010

Today, although I didn’t sleep well last night _ heavy jetlag and too much in my head ] I was surprise that all the urban wind boxes arrive in a really good condition. After unpacked the accordeons, sensors and logic box . . . we went near the central parc finding a roof to install the wind sensor.

Seungho taking foto for archive repacking

there is a part of the magnifique room where the accordeons will be installed.

Taking the road in central parc to find the best spot for the wind sensors

This roof was the best windy area. We see all the city and the wind seem very strong.

Seungho taking time to feel the wind - good to push out the festival stress


August 5th, 2010

We are about finishing the patch max and arduino. The accordions are suspended from the ceiling of my studio. We expect that the wind is blowing in the lungs of these magnificent creatures.

Urban Wind test

July 25th, 2010

We experimented with ventilators to find what harmonies seemed the most appropriate for the intallation Urban Wind. With switches like we could find what was the best harmonic associations. Next week, we will be already to test our patch Arduino+Max to creating gradient sound connect to the wind amplitude.

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urbanfield research

June 12th, 2010

Our first meeting lab ( with Omar, Eva and David ) to test air compressor and accordeons for the UrbanField installation that will be presented next september at Incheon city in Korea.
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accordeons adventure

May 25th, 2010

With the beautifull weather, we decided this week end going to Montmagny _ a little city near Quebec city. One reason was taking time in the countryside for the birthday anniversary of Eva ::: and on the other end because she finded for my new installation series call WINDFIELDS lots of used accordeons near the accordeon museum of montmagny. We didn’t know this little village is a very important place for the accordeon international communauty. She organise for me an appointment with one of the best artisanal accordeon builder and repair shop. I was very happy to bring back lots of old and beautifull accordeons. This installation in plan to be presented in september in Korea.

accordeon Montmagny 002-k
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