berührt - geführt [touched - guided]
The interactive installation berührt - geführt [touched - guided] by Joseph Baader tries to give the viewer an experience of the invisible spirals of everyday life. Using a self-made touch screen, the user creates spirals by touching the monitor, which then seem to flow from nothingness to infinity. While the spirals are self-sustaining and still lingering, a new spiral emerges through each further touch, which at first appears endless, but then turns up dependent on random parameters and finally extinguishes itself. The traces form a texture that grows steadily over several hours and fills the circular screen further. Each spiral is assigned a Shepard tone, which rotates around the base parallel to the respective spiral on four monitors positioned in the circle.
berührt – geführt [touched - guided] was completed in the 2016/17 winter semester as Joseph Baader's final project in the upper-level Visual Music module, and supervised by Marcus Schmickler, assistant professor of Composition, and me at the Institute For Music And Media.