IMPLANTS - A 24 channel outdoor sound installation for Zodiak Center for new dance

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School of Arts, Design and Architecture | Master's thesis
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P1 OPINNÄYTTEET D 2017 Dowsett
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2017
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en
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55
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This paper documents the design and installation of IMPLANTS, a 24 channel outdoor sound installation I created in Helsinki in 2016 for Zodiak Center for New Dance. While it primarily explores the artistic decisions and processes, it also investigates the research that informed these processes, the reasons leading to my decisions, and later refections upon how succesful those decisions were. A large part of this paper goes into technical detail, why I purchased particular components, how I assembled them, the electronic and acoustic challenges, the data fow development and not least, the logistical challenges. At the heart of my project was the quest to achieve a meanignful artistic and sonic experience in that outdoor location within that budget. Making the installation weatherproof and secure, however, was a major challenge which infuenced most decisions. It is hoped that sharing this experience can assist my colleagues and classmates in their own outdoor media art. To any Media Labber interested in creating a multi- channel outdoor sound installation, this paper could be a useful way of gaining quick insights into the challenges, strategies, tricks and obstacles. To them I dedicate this work and wish GOOD LUCK.
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Ikonen, Antti
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Ikonen, Antti
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outdoor sound installation, sound diffusion, multi channel sound, outreach, community garden art, site-specific
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