The Perfect Sync

July 13, 2020

A 14-channel media installation represents synchronized life cycles of 14 neutron stars (radio pulsars) that were presented on the Pulsar Map on plaques of Pioneer and Voyager spacecraft.

It creates a spatial experience of people/stars co-habitation, actualizes topics of time relativity and temporal changings. Installation condenses immense cosmic time and space scales to the comprehensible human dimension. It was created a mathematical model of the physical evolution of these neutron stars based on astrophysical data and research.

Changing physical parameters in the model affects sound synthesis parameters and represents the deceleration character of neutron star rotation during the evolution.
Hanged sound baffles contain binary encrypted parameters of pulsar periods and luminosity forming data poetics. The brightness of each light element is connected to the amplitude of the sound signal. It represents a metaphor of a pulsar as a cosmical beacon. The entrance hall that leads to the main installation body reconstructs an aesthetics of a post-soviet timeless scientifical atmosphere that representing the engineering background of the artist, research, and production sides of the installation.

Project by Andrey Chugunov
Led by Boris Shershenkov, Vadim Smakhtin

Made in Far Eastern Federal University, –Da. Master Program in Digital Art. School of Digital Economics.