The Foley Artist
2020 | 13’ (loop)| Interactive Installation (HD video, audio mixer), two audio channels
Foleys are the recreation of everyday sound in film - the sound of a door closing, clothes swishing, footsteps, water running. The craft of the Foley Artist is to create the most subtle imitation of reality, using sound.
In this installation, a silent short film is accompanied by two audio tracks. One was composed by a foley artist, and the other by an algorithm which identifies images and retrieves corresponding sounds from the internet, acting as an AI “foley artist”. Using a mixer, viewers produce a live composition from both channels.
Foley artist: Aaron Smith
Programming & sound design: Billy Bennet, Aaron Moreno Ayala
Cinematography: Yoni Goldstein
Performance: Gwyneth Anderson