SON ET CULINAIRE
Son et Culinaire is an interactive, audiovisual performance that merges sound, dance, and culinary processes. The project brings to life the performative and ritual aspects of a meal's production, breathing new life into everyday actions and behaviours. The sound of cooking is usually ignored and disregarded as a by-product of a domestic ritual, but when isolated and framed, it can become an emergent soundscape with its own tonal complexities and rhythms.
Son et Culinaire creates a novel audiovisual space for unheard and unnoticed sonic particularities of different cooking methods. The project brings to life the techniques and sounds of a meal's production in a specific environment and translates them into a sonic-driven performance. The process focuses on capturing the sonic output of a cook’s actions, translating it into a base for a live, audiovisual dance performance. The performance creates a visual space of the cook’s motions in real time, resulting in a performative feedback loop for audiovisual improvisation. Two performers participate in this interactive system, controlling and influencing each other, generating a novel dance performance with a unique aesthetic. Different performers and different dishes will go on to generate new creative outputs.
Director & Interactive Design: Siijia Chen
Supervisor: Paul Bavister, Felix Faire
Dancer: Tingnin Wen (Trinity Leban)
Chef: Fei Han, Erin Guan (UCL, Bartlett)
Graphic Sketches: Jiaona Hu( Berlin Institute of Art)
Sound Engineer: Ziheng Qian (University Art London)
Project developed in Interactive Architecture Lab UCL Bartlett School of Architecture