here to view an archived version of SeaPoint at Rhizome.org]
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