Ellen Hackl Fagan

 

 

Projects: The Reverse Color Organ (RCO)

Ellen Hackl Fagan

The Reverse Color Organ

Creative Tech Week April 29-May 22 at ODETTA

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FLUXFair_2016 in Marcus Garvey Park May 3-31, 2016

Ellen Hackl Fagan is the inventor of The Reverse Color Organ (RCO) and the ColorSoundGrammar Game, two projects that enable viewers to interact aurally with color. In collaboration with cognitive scientist Michael Cole and programmer Joshie Fishbein, the Reverse Color Organ is being developed into web based app which will place this synaesthetic tool into peoples’ hands to be used, not only to expand the language of color, but also as a crowd-sourced musical instrument.

There will be an onsite installation in Ellen Fagan’s studio in the back of ODETTA, and along a length of fencing leading up to the Acropolis in Marcus Garvey Park for FLUX Fair.

Creative Tech Week

Creative Tech Week is the brainchild of Isabel Draves, the director of Leaders in Software & Art (LISA). Isabel envisions a future where New York City will be the center of the creative technology world, thereby offering artists more opportunities for collaboration and innovation as their artworks continue to utilize technology as a key component in the expression of their concepts.

FLUXFair_2016

FLUX Art Fair is Director Leanne Stella’s newest creation. Having evolved from storefront gallery spaces to her second art fair, Leanne is innovating the way art fairs can take form. Fully supporting emerging talent, the outdoor public sculpture concept has helped connect selected artists to producers, developers, and galleries.

The Reverse Color Organ

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The Reverse Color Organ
by Ellen Hackl Fagan
with Judson Wright
©2008-2011 all rights reserved
artwork: "Autumn Dance, Veils of Color" by Ellen Hackl Fagan, ©1996 all rights reserved

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The Reverse Color Organ
by Ellen Hackl Fagan
with Michael Feldman
©2004 all rights reserved
original paintings by Ellen Hackl Fagan
©2004 all rights reserved

With this first version of the RCO, viewers searched out the sonic responses to colors and details in selected paintings w/a mouse. This version was entirely on computers. The sonic palette was composed by Michael Feldman and was designed for each painting of Ellen's. The paintings were all created in 2004.