Mladen Tomić (HR) XX

interactive audiovisual installation, 2015

The audiovisual installation xx explores the connection between image and sound. Inspired by 8-bit music and low-tech devices, with the help of electronic circuits and electro-mechanical devices the work explores new models of modern music production. A system purged of all the complex mathematical operations that are used today for the production of sound (from bridge connector to bleeder chain) generates the sound of an imagined waveform.

The installation is interactive, enabling visitors to draw the imaginary wave shape on the interface, and an electromechanical device turns the visual representation of the wave into a mechanical wave, that is, sound. The relationship between the visual and the sonic is at the center of the installation’s interest and with interactive methods, the sonic reaction to the visual representation of the wave is investigated. The installation opens up the possibility of the experimental creation of music that apart from sonic qualities is dependent on the visual base. The outcome of one-way communication, or the transformation of one medium into another, is necessarily unpredictable, as the visitors will be able to find out for themselves.


Mladen Tomić (HR)

Mladen Tomić was born in 1988 in Zavidovići, Bosnia and Herzegovina. He enrolled in the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture in 2010, aviation major. Since 2014 he has worked for KONTEJNER, and spends his spare time putting to gether machines out of rejected and broken devices. He lives and works in Zagreb.