[click here to view an archived version of SeaPoint at]

A collaborative Internet project by artist Cliona Harmey and electronic musician Dennis McNulty. Started on June 9, 2002 with updates occurring daily, SeaPoint ran for a period of twenty eight days.

During each day of the project Harmey travelled by train & recorded a 10 second video/audio sample of the Irish sea from a fixed location at a bridge on shore at Seapoint on the south Dublin coast. She digitally processed the day's recorded images into a video animation file and allocated a number and description from the Beaufort Scale to this file.

The Beaufort Scale (for use at sea) measures wind speed by observing the visual effects of wind on water and allocates a number ranging from 0 for calm conditions to 12 for a hurricane. This measurement for the day's images, was applied to the concurrent audio recording in a resampling process, devised by McNulty. The number, from 0 - 12, was combined with other codes from number generators, defining the parameters for each day's resampled sound. These audio files were then recombined with the video animation as a short Flash film.

For more information read the Seapoint press release.