Nicolas Varchausky's La Biblioteca Ciega Nominated for Prix Ars Electronica 2012 - Interactive Art

"La biblioteca ciega", a site-specific sound art performance by Nicolas Varchausky has been nominated by one of this year's jury members for Prix Ars Electronica 2012, in the Interactive Art category. The piece was commissioned by Secretaría de Cultura de La Nación Argentina for the old reading room of the former National Library, once ran by Borges, and uses a series of instruments that turn light into sound. Mechanical photo-sensitive turntables, sonic backlights and bars of light are manipulated by members of the National Orchestra of Blind Musicians and expanded through live electronics into a 3D surround sound space.

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