'It is impossible to
consider sound apart from the space in which it is heard.'(1)
documents Activated Space, David Cunningham's project to
develop and present a series of installations that alter an
space in real time to allow its resonant frequencies to become audible
and interactive. The project combines elements from sculpture,
media, music, architecture and acoustics.
One purpose of the website is
to allow the process of the work to be transparent, to demysify the
mythologies and metaphors that accumulate during the creation of these
The work addresses the following issues:
How can active listening be encouraged?
How does our awareness of acoustic surroundings
influence our perceptions?
What happens if you magnify the sound of a room?
Why is the role of sound increasingly coming to the
fore within the Fine Arts?
How does technological change cause
perceptual shifts which generate new potentials for awareness both
inside an art/music context and generally?