The Storm That Shelters the Carnival (2016)

Software installation, dimension varies
Idea and realisation © Przemyslaw Sanecki 2015-16

The Storm That Shelters the Carnival is a software installation which brings viewers closer to volatile and unpredictable financial phenomenon. The work consists of bespoke software which is entirely driven by a real time market data. Visual data-structures and clouds of sound grains deliver the final aesthetic experience. Pure-data, which is a tool known in the field of computer music and sound art, is deliberately used in a way that blurs a distinction between trading instruments and those belonging to a radical music. The software implements many financial indicators well known from exchange markets. Therefore, one can use the installation as a genuine assistance during undertaking financial speculations. Apart from offering phenomenological insights into a chaotic nature of the economic abstraction, the installation invites the audience to question cultural and socioeconomic potentiality that emerges at the meeting of fine arts, open-source movement and finance.