Using P5Js I am planning to create a series of interactive designs. The visual elements will create patterns on rollover and also generate synth sounds that are modulated by the position of the mouse.
Originally this idea was meant for an interactive sculpture, called the Gaze Project (with Dan Oved and Barak Chamo), that morphs into different states, creating patterns in response to the length and location of gaze. The more people look at the piece, the more pronounced the patterns - or waves of patterns - become. This collective, meditative experience encourages mindfulness and connection between fellow participants.
The simple grid-like designs I am creating are inspired by Agnes Martin's paintings.
Minimalist and sometimes intricate but always geometric and symmetrical, her work has been described as serene and meditative. She believed that abstract designs can illicit abstract emotions from the viewer, like happiness, love, freedom.
I plan to use the p5.js Oscillator to create synthesized, ambient sounds that accompany the visual shifts upon moving the mouse.