In the video, the movement of a pair of drumsticks is recorded via motion sensors, and visualized in the form of an evanescent, arcing path. The format allows for kinetic patterns to emerge and fade away, evolving in three dimensions as the drummer’s performance unfolds.
Polish artist Odaibe created Portrait of the Ghost Drummer to explore the graphic qualities involved in playing on a drum kit. “Besides being a musician, a drummer when playing is unconsciously engaged in an elaborate choreography,” explains Odaibe. “The drum sticks are the extensions of drummer’s hands like a brush is an extension of the painter’s hand.”
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