Graffiti Sonification is an interactive art installation which enables visitors to create digital artworks by themselves. An augmented brush whose position gets tracked by an infrared camera system (Nintendo Wii Remote) serves as an interface. By pointing it in the desired direction and pressing the button, the specifically developed computer program creates the illusion of painting, much like in a computer game. The drawn image gets sonified in realtime; a sonic interpretation of the visual artwork is produced by a multichannel loudspeaker system. Primarily, the installation should be easy to understand and fun to use for everybody.
In this first iteration, the virtual paint is only thrown on a single screen by one video projector. But it is intended to scale the installation to a complete room, of which all walls can be designed by the visitor.