Johannes Girardoni, Chromasonic Field-Blue/Green, 2013. Resin, LEDs, aluminum, and Spectro-Sonic Refrequencer, 93 x 4 x 3 in. each.

Johannes Girardoni

Los Angeles

Nye + Brown Gallery

After a trip to West Africa, installational light artist Johannes Girar­doni was sharply reminded of the extent to which algorithms for digital identity have influenced how we read our environment and relate to one another. His focus on this influence and his continuing use of light and light-producing mechanisms developed into a notion that he refers to as “reality augmentation.” Girardoni’s recent show featured two interactive installations that transform light and sound through sensors and Spectro-Sonic refrequencing sound devices coordinated by an algorithm that converts light waves into sound waves, thereby making light audible. These elements are influenced in turn by surrounding conditions and the presence of viewers. In this atmosphere, the environment senses the viewer’s presence, while the viewer senses the environment, creating a situation that’s constantly, subtly in flux. Chromasonic Field-Blue/Green is a series of long, narrow light units made from a pale blue, semi-translucent resin illuminated by LEDs… see the entire review in the print version of March’s Sculpture magazine.