If you like moody, glitchy sound and light shows you’ll probably love this sound and light installation by Russian artist vtol that basically turns lasers into sounds in an autonomous way.
Divider features 7 red lasers that send light along 7 horizontal bars. The fans act as modulators which “turn the ray into rhythmic impulses”, where the speed of each fan leads to differing modulation of the rays.
In terms of the sonic side of things, Divider transforms the unstable light sources from the lasers into “a discrete message matrix, which, in turn, generates sound waves (a musical composition).”
Watch the video of vtol’s Divider in action in Moscow, Russia here:
Pure Data is the software used to make this project a reality, and from a hardware perspective, Divider was built with four Arduino’s, 42 small fans, 7 lasers and a mono sound system.