This spatial exploration by CCT student Sam Redd used light, sensors, sound, and scent to craft a uniquely personalized experience of Old North’s staircase.
As visitors moved up the stairs, their movements triggered a series of complementary low tones and subtle sound effects. These musical compositions were inspired by the Mosler paintings on display in Old North. The color palettes of the paintings were mapped to notes of the scale, and the visual spectrum informed the musical composition.
Each painting was also paired with a scent. The goal of both the scents and the music was to expand the paintings beyond their frames, giving visitors a reason to pause and appreciate the staircase in a new way.
Speaking of experiencing stairs in a new way… This short video created by CCT student Ramón Zamora features Old North’s staircase and the stairs from The Exorcist.