Nathan Selikoff :: Audiograph

About the Project ::

A projected clock senses and visualizes the auditory environment in which it is situated, translating sound into light. The hour and minute hands are represented by real-time audio waves, and the second hand traces out and visually records the frequency spectrum and overall volume of the audio input as it circles the clock. At any given time, the viewer can look at the clock and see not just what time it is, but what the last minute of time in the aural realm looks like. Audiograph listens to its surroundings and translates sound into light, regardless of the sound’s origin.

About the Artist ::

Nathan Selikoff’s award-winning artwork has been exhibited and performed in galleries and venues throughout the United States and around the world, including Art Basel in Switzerland; Bridges Math Art Conferences in Portugal, Hungary, Canada and the Netherlands; the Maitland Art Center in Florida; AXIOM Gallery in Boston; the Los Angeles Center for Digital Art; the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art in California; SIGGRAPH Art Galleries in various US cities, and the Orlando Mini Maker Faire.

Recently, he was one of a small group of developers to launch apps for the new Leap Motion Controller, a futuristic 3-d motion control technology for computing. His experimental art app, Beautiful Chaos, allows users to explore the curves and ripples of mathematical equations brought to life in vivid color.

In 2012 and early 2013 Selikoff participated in The Corridor Project, The Creative City Project, and the Cardboard Art Festival in Orlando, installing site-specific sculptures made from recycled cardboard inspired by some of his digital works. He also collaborated with composers and musicians, including Wil Smith in Brooklyn and Keith Lay and the Orlando Philharmonic, creating and performing live projected visuals for new music concerts.

In 2011 he had his first solo and two-person exhibitions in Central and South Florida, and in 2008 Nathan participated in a three week residency at the Atlantic Center for the Arts, studying under master artist John F. Simon, Jr.

Nathan Selikoff was born in Atlanta in 1980. He received a B.F.A. in Computer Animation and a minor in Computer Science from the University of Central Florida in Orlando, where he resides with his wife, Amy. He is also the creator of Local Notebooks; the founder of Processing Orlando, a bi-monthly meetup for artists interested in using technology; and a freelance creative coder via his company, Digital Awakening Studios.

Selikoff is represented by Snap! Space in Florida, Bangkok, and Amsterdam.