fracture is an interactive audiovisual installation prompted by the accelerating rate of climate change and the contamination of water sources via fracking. This installation models virtual environments that the audience, through sensors, are able to manipulate – highlighting the agency of an individual to preserve the environment or become complicit in its destruction. fracture uses real-time video processing along with the manipulation of field recordings to decompose the environments. The source material consists of images, time-lapses, and audio taken from Big Bend National Park, an area in Southwest Texas threatened by the construction of the Trans-Pecos Pipeline.
fracture was premiered at the Science in Music and Computing (SMC) Conference in Helsinki, Finland in July of 2017.