Subjective tinnitus is caused by abnormal bioelectric conduction in the auditory pathway. To normalize this irregularity of conduction, the central nervous system discharges electricity more frequently to monitor the auditory pathway. However, this leads to the damage of the original recognition reference for the sound of silence, resulting in tinnitus. The noise of silence, which should not exist, does not interfere with hearing by amplifying and scanning frequencies. Rather, it interferes by destroying the fundamental reference for silence recognition. Applying this mechanism to information could lead to another way of thinking when it comes to our confrontation with fake or junk news.
The performing artists create a generative information flow surrounding experience for the audience by using Creative Coding. Sounds and images are either consciously selected by the artists or picked up randomly by web scraping algorithms. With these audiovisual mixed media, the artists offer a sensory journey in which the borders between fantasy and reality become blurred.
Phantom Noise I
9/30 Fri. 19:00-21:00
Digital Art Center,Taipei
Performers：YEH TING-HAO、XTRUX 、CHANG HSIN-YU
Yeh is a new media artist and lecturer who works in the field of creative coding, experimental sound, and performing arts. His works mostly focus on the relationship of sound and image, striving to integrate prefabricated and instantaneous events, starting from glitch aesthetics, and attempting to find harmony and dialectics belonging to the new media age. He participates extensively in Taiwan’s experimental sound scene activities, such as TRANSONIC, Lacking Sound Festival.
XTRUX, founded in October 2020 with a number of creators whose works focus on new media art, and has recently developed in artistic creation with elements such as Metaverse, Video Game, Motion Capture, Sound Art(Klangkunst), Light, Installation, Rave, Audio-visual, etc. Their creative practice mainly focuses on the interaction of “virtual world, digital identity, and Taiwanese folk beliefs” with the attempt to reshape the relationship between virtual and immersive media.
Chang Hsin-Yu has studied at the Department of New Media Arts, NTUA. He is an interactive sound installation artist. He focuses on the generation of sound and on its mechanism where life experiences and daily issues could echo. His interactive installations explore the spatiality, the mechanism of sound, and the translation of sound. Through programming, his audio/visual performances focus on how sound and image mutually trigger each other and how an abundance of possibilities could be generated from simple elements.