James Clar | Synesthetic Timeline at Frankfurt Airport (2013)
James Clar is an American visual artist who uses technology as a medium to critique the dissociative affects of technology itself.
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Synesthetic Timeline at Frankfurt Airport


Steel, Acrylic, LEDs, Cables, Microphones, Computers
3m x 26m


“Synesthetic Timeline” is a permanent installation in the Fraport headquarters in Frankfurt Germany. It consists of two, eight story high, audio interactive light installations that convert live sound into geometric lines of light.


The two large wall pieces monitor live ambient noises in the lobby and translate them into light animations that travel up the elevator walls. The bottom of the wall displays the current sound levels, which then move up the geometric structure, allowing people to see a visual chronology of sound in the space. The installation changes and morphs according to the sound activities in the building lobby and as planes fly overhead.