On the Floorgraphic, Marc Fornes has placed seven markers that you can connect to via smartphone using an app.
The app can be downloaded quickly, easily and free of charge via the adjacent QR code.
Each marker is assigned one of the seven string parts from the “Shaker Loops” score. Once you have selected a voice, it sounds on your smartphone. If all voices are assigned, the music can be heard in its entirety outside the floor.
The Floorgraphic does not require electricity and can be experienced at any time of day.
The international award-winning architect
leads the office MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY in Brooklyn and specializes in computational design and digital fabrication. This is how he describes the work of art:
“Resonance” is a vibrational field electrified by shimmering constellations of positively charged sonic nodes. Through John Adams’ 1978 septet “Shaker Loops”, this charged field becomes a capacitor for Aural Flow Augmented Reality. Like stepping stones in a river, this star map of electromagnetic entities conducts current, sets waves in motion and channels vortices into aurors of ionic plasma fluid. Harmonic circuits dance and weave around sound-emitting diodes, while the filament measure cascades morphic resonance and arpeggiates through oscillating octaves. The arms of a five-pointed star stretch outward in all directions to embrace visitors from all walks of life, inviting everyone to enter the “resonance” field and their frequencies with those of the seven Transistor droplets to be aligned, which exit the star. All transistors produce a unique sound via the visitor’s mobile device when scanned: one of seven individual instruments from the “Shaker Loops” score. Each visitor thus becomes a player, a musician, and an active element supplying the “resonance” field with energy. When all seven transistors are activated, the entire instrumentation is enabled and the coalescing sound is amplified in symphonic resonance.
“We are all electric creatures swimming in the electric sea of this electric universe.” (Walter Russel)