Alison Johnson & Thomas Vause

Visual Audio


Alison Johnson & Thomas Vause

Santa Fe

Generously Sponsored by Arroyo Seco Live

STEMarts@PASEO workshop leaders at Penasco Middle/High School, Taos International School and Questa Middle/High School.

Visual Audio: Visual Audio is an interactive audio-visual projection. Audience members of all ages can create vector art using their voices. The visual output is manipulated through the amplitude and tone of the audio input in real time. A visual controller further allows the user to manipulate different visual effects, thresholds, as well as screen capturing images for later review.  Inspired by the Wassily Kandinsky quote, “Color is the keyboard, the eyes are the harmonies, and the soul is the piano with many strings.” Visual Audio is intended to be therapeutic, shifting the traditional connection between the aural and the visual. Each interaction is unique. The visuals, controlled by their audio, take audience members on a unique and abstract visual journey of their voice.

About the artists: Thomas Vause is a digital media artist. His skills include 3D animation, tech fabrication, game design, illustration, graphic design, and music composition. He spent a decade as a member of a performance art band, designing custom lighting, projections, and instruments.
Alison Johnson is an experimental filmmaker with an M.A. in Film & Digital Media from Florida State University. Her recent work, V/IRL, an experimental film, won Best Documentary Short at Chicago Underground Film Festival in 2018. She has taught Film, Media Arts, and Game Design at Florida State University and Santa Fe Community College. Her skills include animation, game design, film/photo editing, and performance art.

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