Playing The Archive
Transforming Cross-Disciplinary Research Through Visual and Sonic Immersion
Playing the Archive is an interdisciplinary project undertaken by Studio|Lab's core research group - Nilam Ram, Brian Orland, Candice Ng, Michael Coccia and Matthew Kenney - and invited collaborators Simone Osthoff, Mark Ballora and renowned percussionists Robyn Schulkowsky and Joey Baron. Approaching nine different archives that consists of scientific data as well as historical and artistic data, the project brought together social scientists, artists, musicians to experiment with both digital and live sonification, visualisation and materialisation of data into new aesthetic forms. The hypothesis is that the interplay among musicians, visual artists, and data analyst - working together to simultaneously perform and display the archive in multiple formats and media - will enrich and shape the ways researchers render and engage information. This in return allows for new ways of interpretation to form within these research inquiries. This iBook is created as part of an exhibition at the SI13-Symposium of Sound and Interactivity at the School of Art, Design and Media, Nanyang Technological University- Singapore.