The only static imaginable is life, is development - is motion... Jean Tinguely in Kunst ist Revolte, National Zeitung Basel, 1967

Metaphone - the art project by Das Vegas consisting of an interactive apparatus, painting technique, and sonic art. In first phase pictorial artworks are produced from sound: audio frequency is colour, volume is radius; second part of the project is to listen sound back from the picture - this part is still under development. Additionally, there is a possibility to work with video and photography, for live performances and for exhibition format.

The project is dedicated to the synthesis of colour and sound, from Igor Stravinsky's relation of rhythm to colour, to Jean Tinguely's machinery and linked to his Métamatic machine works.

Querying whether authorship is shared between artist, observer and artwork, where contemporary art practices such as mixing, open-source, reflection, interaction and collaboration have become a norm. Generative process, interdisciplinary and wide range of traditional and new media are predominant for the Metaphone project.

First exhibited at Open Studios on White Balcony in Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm, Sweden. Process based studio work was implemented and numerous pictorials from sound were produced with water color, ink and acrylics on paper. Environmental Mandala - the project so called according to the first show visitors.

Documented pics with several spiral pattern pictorials and some details are below. Dimensions from small to around 2m x 2m.

Other machines with diverse patterns like spirograph will come out soon and join Metaphone family. We hope for great continuation!

Metaphone has been going through many various design iterations and been developed in several versions working with a few sensors, like microphone, EEG, GSR, HR, radio, blowing and control panel. With many versions on various apsects of this project several collaborations were executed. Researchers and designers joined to develop these versions: Jordi Solsona, Anders Lundström and Kristina Höök. You are welcome to read research papers and deepen your understanding about the project, these are attached below "Documents". Additional information could be found on online portfolios too. Have fun! is on a way to spread the sonic visual.

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Exhibitions of Metaphone:

2018 - Interpretative Digitality, Das Vegas solo exhibition in R1-Reactor Hall, Stockholm, Sweden;

2018 - Enter'16 media art festival, exhibition „InterActions“, Šiauliai city art gallery, Šiauliai, Lithuania;

2017 - Valuation, solo exhibition, Šiauliai city art gallery, Enter'15 media art festival, Šiauliai, Lithuania;

2016 - Mobile Life exhibit, Kista, Sweden;

2015 - Crossings, CHI Interactivity, COEX, Seoul, South Korea;

2015 - Light Bounces: Space and Body, Art.CHI online exhibition;

2014 - Location. Electric Tradition. ISEA, the 20th International Symposium on Electronic Art, Al Fahidi district, Dubai, United Arab Emirates;

2013 - Artist Talk, PIVÔ art space, São Paulo, Brazil;

2013 - Art Talks, Jönköpings County Museum, Jönköping, Sweden;

2013 - Research Night, Debaser Medis, Stockholm, Sweden;

2013 - AlbaNova University Center, Stockholm, Sweden;

2013 - Dktus art project space, Stockholm, Sweden;

2013 - Machine Aesthetics, Den Frie art centre, Copenhagen, Denmark;

2013 - Changing Perspectives, CHI Interactivity, Palais de Congrès de Paris, Paris, France;

2013 - European Media Art Festival, Osnabrueck, Germany;

2013 - Bio-tones, Digital Art Center, Kista, Sweden;

2012 - Dual Identity, Konstnarshuset, Stockholm, Sweden;

2012 - Parawise, Mellanrummet, Stockholm, Sweden;

2011 - Remix, Arka gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania;

2011 - Open Studios, Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm, Sweden.

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