SMOOTHNESS is an audio-visual sound sculpture released as part of MOOD E-LEV-EN, a collection of five works by Francisco Telleria.
MOOD E-LEV-EN is an ongoing study started in 2020, which explores the emotions derived from grounded cognition perspective and how they are affected by the perception of the virtual space, music, and spatial soundscapes. To achieve the study, Francisco Telleria designed eleven interactive 3D environments, characterized by 11 grounded cognition perspectives which are defined as follows: Weight, Sharpness, Smoothness, Moisture, Temperature, Movement, Spatial Height, Mass, Strength, Brightness, and Thinking. Each 3D environment is structurally represented by its physical and audio properties, as well as its animation which is performed by reacting to Francisco´s original music or soundscapes across the piece. This collection presents the first five out of eleven virtual abstract spaces in the series.
SMOOTHNESS focuses on linear tubular arrangements which shift and behave rhythmically following audio frequency patterns from the music played. The music piece composed by Francisco Telleria gives sonic energy and contrast to the structural pulsating piece. The tube-shaped configuration draws circular, parallel, and distorted lines in an ordered and smoother manner. It creates indefinite waves of light as focal points within the space until human intervention breaches the symmetry of their arrangements, which in turn creates new kinds of composition, start a new conversation among the actors and rebuild their space.