Audiokinetic Jukebox is a single participant, immersive artwork integrating sound, movement, vibration and light into a multisensory aesthetic experience.
New material, written for the 2DOF Thruxim motion simulator by Darrin Verhagen, Robin Fox, Adam Hunt and Chris Vik.
AkE commissioned five electro acoustic compositions for sound, vibration and movement for Liquid Architecture 14: Sonic City, funded by the Australia Council in August 2103.
Premiered August 2013, Westspace gallery.
Developed by Darrin Verhagen, the project repurposes a motion simulator which tilts a chair on an x-y axis. At its base is a transducer which delivers additional levels of fine vibration. The audience member sits in the chair, in headphones, eyes closed, with abstract visuals (driven by the music) projected directly into their faces. The end result is powerfully immersive, dynamic and stimulating.
The curated works in Program Two range from hypnotic drone through to cinematic sound design, from Noise to K-pop. Darrin Verhagen’s two pieces of power electronics transform the abstract assault of an extreme genre into the visceral exhilaration of vehicular travel.
Robin Fox’s sinusoidal ambience and intense colourfields explore the theories that light can stimulate the pineal gland into producing DMT.
Adam Hunt creates a homage to Nine Inch Nails with industrial pop which oscillates between gentle threat and gleeful violence. And James Paul blasts pop music, crafts science fiction and replaces the senses with raw stimuli.
Premiered February 2014, White Night, NGV-A, Ian Potter Gallery, Melbourne.