IPPNW – Interview with Dr. Ron McCoy

Documentary

Interview/Editing/Animation: Laura Skocek
Camera: Christoph Gruber

Year: 2017

Duration: 8’34“

A longtime IPPNW (International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War) leader and “godfather” of ICAN (International campaign to abolish nuclear weapons) discusses the abolition of nuclear weapons and the process leading to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons during an interview conducted in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in February 2017.

abstracts

2017

 

This collection of “abstracts” was produced during a month-long stay at the Rimbun Dahan residency in Kuang (Malaysia).

They are a direct response to the surroundings and produced with no particular goal in mind other than hone skills and gain knowledge about the place.

 

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Sketches for kinetic sculptures

 

Bat

 

L1

Study

 

Tangible

Sketch for reactive (tangible) poetry machine

By putting coins in the pocket of the jacket the pictured text will disappear only to bring forward a new creation of words gradually until they are disappeared again.

 

Otherwise the residency had a strong documentary focus and led to the production of a documentary about the Thaipusam festival.

Also an interview for an animated documentary on the humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons was filmed (in collaboration with IPPNW). The film can be viewed here.

 

Laura Skocek, 2017

Europe I-III

Video Vignettes

 

One Zero One

Year: 2015/2016

A visual poem mapping the moments and stages of waiting at the harbour.
Different situations captured during a 2-month stay in Reykjavik were arranged to measure the dimensions of a space beyond time.

Music: Deepchild – 7 ways to forget

Duration: 3’33”

 

Lithuania – Fragment II

Year: 2014/2016

Fragments of the journey of a researcher investigating the borders of humanity.

Locations: Parnidden Dunes, Nida, Klaipeda
Genre: Science Fiction
Music by: Sergey Cheremisinov – Waves

Duration: 1’55”

 

UPCOMING: Part III – Landlos

 

noise pieces

Reactive sound sculptures

Year: 2015

 

Noise is transformed into the beginning of familiar tunes by pulling and stretching.
A mind map of auditive memory can be discovered beneath a textile surface, the user is acting as a trigger.
The characteristics of the material make the emerging layers of sound subject to constant change, even when the sensing parts of the objects are not touched at the moment.

This is a continuation of the work Noise Rag.

 

 

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Katalog_V1_object

Installation sketch

Photos by Stephanie Paine

Woman Yelling at Waves

Performance
Reactive video sculpture
 
Year: 2015

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A woman yelling unintelligible words into the sea.

A staircase.

An interruption of thought.

 

Videos:
Performance documentary 2’55” – camera by Christoph Gruber
Commercial break – 3 Videos à 12”

Materials: monitor, 2 plinths, Arduino UNO, MPR121 board, capacitance sensing staircase made of ITO plastic and cardboard, acrylic paint, tape, computer

Software: Arduino, vvvv

 
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“Scenery is Dim” Exhibition Setting @ Sím Gallery, 101 Reykjavik – April 2015

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Noise Rag

dt.: Geräuschfetzen

Interactive object, 2015

Materials: Arduino UNO, Adafruit MP3 shield, conductive yarn, felted wool, speakers, custom made circuit boards, polymorph plastic

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Developed during a residency in Reykjavik, the object is a result of research in interaction techniques and textile sensors.
People were invited to use the object made of felt, elastic and conductive yarn and change the preprogrammed rhythm of the piece.
The title refers to bits of sound that were discovered during the residency.
The piece can be reporgrammed by one or more persons, the resulting rhythms that occur after a while remind of drilling sounds, alarms and low hums and heavy machinery – a sound poem that is constantly reprocessed and subject to change through tearing and reconnecting.
 
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Materials used in the stretch sensors have been inspired by this instructable of push_reset and KOBAKANT
 
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Also see this tutorial on how to connect analog sensors