A lantern holding a candle is suspended in the air. A camera is hanging orthogonally above the candle, capturing the image of the flame sitting in the middle of a “circle,” touching upon the “circumference.” The image of the flame generates acoustic waves, propagated by a transducer hanging next to the lantern, focused on the flame. The sound waves interact with the flame, the image transposes itself through sound. Where one ends, the other begins, and vice-versa in a continuous cycle. Through speed, in time the threshold disappears. Visitors can alter “the circling,” and so the projection, by moving their hands in an infrared field that transmits the vibrations through the speaker to the flame.

Project within the Data-Driven Narratives seminar by Professor Michael Bielcky