Kian-Peng Ong: Coronado




 
  • ©2012, Kian-Peng Ong, Coronado
  • ©2012, Kian-Peng Ong, Coronado
  • ©2012, Kian-Peng Ong, Coronado

Artist(s):


Title:


Coronado

Exhibition:


SIGGRAPH 2012: In Search of the Miraculous

Creation Year:


2012

Category:


Installation and Sound Art

Artist Statement:


Coronado is a six-channel sound installation in which an ocean drum is controlled by autonomous mechanical arms, creating a feedback loop that bounces sound waves and produces a spatial interpretation of the beach’s soundscape. A sense of wonder and awe is at the heart of Coronado, which was inspired by the artist’s personal encounter with the Coronado beach in California, where he found beauty appearing and disappearing in all directions. Kian-Peng Ong (a.k.a. Bin) works across a range of media that include software, electronics, sound, and video. For the past five years, he has been using new media as a means to question and transcode human perception and understanding of the environment and the problems associated with it. Kian-Peng Ong’s works are very often a result of his personal experiences and encounters with the world.