Modified turntables translate pictures of eyes into sound. Audio systems on the pickups were replaced with light sensors to register modulations within the rotating image. The iris itself provides a rich pattern of individual strings and shapes. When spinning beneath the sensor, the orrucing changes in brightness are converted directly into analog waveforms. The signal is then amplfied by custom electronics and put out through speakers. The performer can influence the generated sounds by repositioning the pickups, as well as changing rotation speed and amplification parameters.

2012 • Vienna • University of Applied Arts
Design and electronics