Pirate Seas – Augmented Reality
Screen recording of Augmented Reality experimentation with collage and performance. Using YouTube videos of Caribbean meeting the Atlantic, satellite videos of hurricanes and underwater mapping of aftermath. Audio from National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica, Rex Nettleford’s 1971 performance of Kumina. Kumina is performed in the eastern part of Jamaica. It is sacred dance and drumming originating from the Congo. This version is one developed for public performance only and does not contain the sacred words and drums of the Kumina ceremony.
This piece is one part of a 2-speaker sound work in which viewers were invited to meditate on what they were hearing. Audio recordings of the cosmic microwave background radiation (CBR)are appropriated and then manipulated according to data representing NASA funding. The peaks in funding correspond to a rise in pitch.