Paul Wong, 2015
9 min. loop, colour, stereo sound
Can be exhibited in variable formats as a single channel 9 minute video, or as a 9 channel video installation, or in it’s original MIMMiC interactive platform for 9 iPads.
Wave Cycle is a work constructed with images and sounds of crashing water recorded on BC’s wild west coast. Wave Cycle is composed of 9 one-minute scenes from dramatic thundering offshore waves to gentle foaming lapping waters including stunning and vibrant seascapes to murky grey vistas and rock-pools. Primarily void of humans with the exception of a lone surfer bobbing in the foreboding Pacific Ocean.
Wave Cycle is the prototype artwork created on MIMMiC a software and hardware platform that was developed over three years, a collaboration from Paul Wong, Patrick Daggitt and On Main Gallery. MIMMiC (Mobile Interactive Modular Multiscreen iPad Canvas) is a software platform that uses 9 synchronized tablets. The software allows media to be displayed on a series of touch-screens with the ability of each module to react individually or as a group. Its main function is to disrupt media intelligently across multiple screens. Participants are encouraged to touch the screens using 1 to 4 finger gestures: taps, strokes, and swipes to interact with the artwork.
The nine Wave Cycle tablets are mounted on a metal wall with magnets. Viewers are allowed to fragment a single picture up to nine parts, with the ability to offset time and spatial relationships, zoom in or out, pause, fast-forward, rewind, tint single or multi-screen iterations of the visuals and sound.
The MIMMiC platform and Wave Cycle were launched at ISEA2015.
The MIMMiC platform and Wave Cycle was made possible with the financial assistance of BC Film & Video (2012), Kickstarter (2013) and BC Arts Council Innovations (2014).
Available from Paul Wong Projects