Along de Witte de Withstraat in Rotterdam twenty sensing units, each consisting of both a light sensor and a microphone, are attached at a height of 6 meters above the street. These units register street activity, and pass-on the data to a line of twenty lights installed in the V2_ exhibition space. A continuum is created between changes in light, infra-sonics and the audible street sounds. At eight minutes intervals it leaves its imprint in Sound/Light/Street by replacing its real-time sound/light signals received from the Witte de Withstraat with its simulated spatial extremes. The intensity of the lamps in the exhibition space mirror what is effectively happening a bit further down the road at the Witte de Withstraat. In order to capture the sounds, the audience is equipped with special receivers, so they can audibly zoom in and out.
This work is part of INFRActures: Translations between the Sonic, Spatial and Temporal in V2_. Artists Edwin van der Heide, Cevdet Erek, mxHz.org and STEALTH.[u]ltd have been commissioned to create four new works which make tangible what is not registered by our senses within an urban environment, such as ultra- and infra-sonics, and different perceptions of time and spatiality.