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Title performed as instrument

2016. Software, dataset of images.

Description and concept

The paintings once digitized using a photographic recording, begin to form part of another universe of representation. The project interprets the colors of digital images of the paintings belonging to the database of the National Museum of Fine Arts of Havana (Cuban Art) as a musical instrument. To this end, the software was implemented which arranges the colors of the images as a sequence of lines, organized according to different criteria of chromatic variation (recurrence of red, blue, green, tint, brightness, or saturation). Subsequently, each value is processed and projected onto space in the form of musical notes, according to the SoundCipher library, version: Beta release 10 for Processing.

Technical specifications

Title: Title performed as instrument
Year of creation: 2016
Technique: Software (screen capture). Processing programming, SoundCipher version: Beta release 10 Library, dataset of images.

  • June 21, 2017. As part of Inventary solo show. Ludwing Fundation, Havana, Cuba.

  • February 23, 2016. Jugar en serio/Pintura expandida. Development Center of Visual Arts, Havana, Cuba.


Programming and concept: Yonlay Cabrera
Acknowledgments: Ariadna Cabrera

Presentation - Development Center of Visual Arts, Havana, Cuba
Screen capture - Stills
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