Seapoint Dart Station-Location of recordings

   
SeaPoint used a diaristic form of presentation.



8th June


5th July

 

SEAPOINT COLLABORATIVE PROJECT With Dennis Mc Nulty

View PROJECT (please turn on speakers)

Project Info: This was a collaborative project initiated by London based Variablemedia.org. They invited Dublin based visual artist Cliona Harmey and musician Dennis Mc Nulty to collaborate together to create a temporary, process based, internet project, to be hosted on the variablemedia.org site. The project ran for 28 days from the 8th June 2002 to the 5th of July 2002 with updates occurring daily.

During each day of the project Harmey travelled by train & recorded a 10 second video/audio sample of the Irish sea from a fixed location at a bridge on shore at Seapoint on the south Dublin coast. She digitally processed the day's recorded images into a video animation file and allocated a number and description from the **Beaufort Scale to this file.

**The Beaufort Scale(see below) measures wind speed by observing the visual effects of wind on water and allocates a number ranging from 0 for calm conditions to 12 for a hurricane.

This measurement for the day's images, was applied to the concurrent audio recording in a resampling process, devised by McNulty. The number, from 0 - 12, was combined with other codes from number generators, defining the parameters for each day's resampled sound. These audio files were then recombined with the video animation as a short Flash film.


Beaufort Scale for use at Sea

Beaufort
Number

Wind Velocity
(knots)

(MPH)

Seamanís Term

Sea Condition

0

0-1

0-1.7

Calm

Glassy-smooth, mirror-like

1

2-3

1.8-4.0

Light air

Scale-like ripples

2

4-6

4.1-7.4

Light breeze

Small, short wavelets with glassy crests

3

7-10

7.5-12.0

Gentle breeze

Large wavelets, crests begin to break, occasional form

4

11-16

12.1-18.9

Moderate breeze

Small waves, some whitecaps, more frequent form

5

17-21

19.0-24.7

Fresh breeze

Moderate longer waves, better formed, many whitecaps, much foam, some spray

6

22-27

24.8-31.6

Strong breeze

Large waves form, many whitecaps, foam everywhere, more spray

7

28-33

31.7-38.5

Moderate gale

Sea heaps up, streaks of foam spindrift begins

8

34-40

38.6-46.6

Fresh gale

Moderately-high long waves, crests into spindrift, well-marked streaks of foam

9

41-47

46.7-53.9

Strong gale

High waves, sea rolls, dense streaks, spray affects visibility