Tracing Thin Air Installation

The collaborative Tracing Thin Air project I’ve been making with Karen Brummund and Allison Grant culminates in a one-night only video and sound installation on Friday.

December 2 7-9pm
Tracing Thin Air Installation
between Monarch Coffee and The Alcove
Tuscaloosa AL

For this part of the project I’ve created a sound installation driven by air quality data that we collected over the last 9 months using Purple Air sensors. I sonify the data using a variety of sound generating and audio processing devices built with Cycling ’74’s Max.

Screenshot of Tracing Thin Air Max patch

It’s been fun digging into Max’s multichannel mc. system, especially in combination with the gen~ suite of objects. Graham Wakefield & Gregory Taylor’s excellent book Generating Sound & Organizing Time has been a particularly timely (hah!) and useful resource. Highly recommended.

Tracing Thin Air Exhibit

Hopson: Average Color of the Sky Every Minute for 24 Hours – 20220915

I’ve been having a great time working with Karen Brummund and Allison Grant on our collaborative project Tracing Thin Air. The exhibition portion of the project opens Friday at the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. A one-night-only video and sound installation will follow in early December.

November 4 – 18
Tracing Thin Air Exhibition
Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center
Tuscaloosa AL
Opening reception: Friday November 4 5-7pm

Read more about the event

Tracing Thin Air is supported by the Verdant Fund.