‘Brief Gaze of the Infinite Maze’ is an interactive installation in which the viewer can explore an almost-infinite, synaesthetic audiovisual space. Fractals are infinitely complex, never ending visual patterns. In this installation, each frame is turned into a soundscape in real time using an algorithm analyzing the perception of colors and shapes on the screen. The infinitely complex patterns turn into an ever-changing world of sound: Exploring the fractals creates complementary sonic events reflecting the viewer’s unique journey in this audiovisual world.
Umut Eldem is a composer, pianist, and researcher. His musical works and research focus on the exploration of synaesthesia as an artistic medium. He has given lectures on his research of synaesthesia, and had his audiovisual works and installations combining sound and colours presented in Belgium, Netherlands, Turkey, Romania, Luxembourg, Russia, and Mexico. Umut Eldem is currently a PhD researcher at the Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp, where he gives lessons and workshops on music history, musical analysis, and audiovisual design. His current PhD research entitled ‘The Hearing Glass: Synaesthetic Correspondences in The Musical Practice’ intends to take the results of his previous research and develop them into an inter-sensory theory of audiovisual art.