Artefacts issued out of the seminar "Gestaltung und Einsatz eines solarbetriebenen Online Bildungsinstruments: Klang & Ton"
Based on the discussions that were presented during the seminar "Teacher.solar" by Professor Daniel Hromada, this group was formed with the intention of continuing with research, experimentation and creation processes around the sun as a conceptual axis and main source of problematization and energy. The processes carried out so far have focused on the development of sound artifacts from electronic components and light sensors that use solar energy as the main source of operation. However, sunlight as a resource is not limited to the central power supply of the artifact. Due to the sensors that integrate the instruments, the change of intensity and the transition from light to shadow vary the tonalities of the sound, creating a landscape of the solar condition that is modified to the rhythm of the movement of the body, the sun and the hours. Depending on the weather conditions, our group plans a sound intervention from the performance where we plan to integrate the sunlight conditions of the space and the movement of the bodies through artifacts that react to the variation and change produced between light and shadow.
'Spirit of Kitchen' is the solar energy powered acoustic instrument based on the Korean household deity as conceptual motif, which believes a deity or spirit protects the home, looking after the entire household. In many cases, the object of belief extends from household items, direct family members, ancestors to even all things and beings, thus, nature. Undifferentiated world could be extended everywhere. The solar panel supplies energy to the amplifier and vibrator, resonating the metal products used in the kitchen to produce sound. Humans are shown as part of the circle rather than as operators. *The instrument was created in collaboration with Orlando Helfer as part of the Solarpunk project, which consists of Juan Pablo, Orlando Helfer, Tsingyun Zhang, Jens Tiemann and Dawoon Park.