Recontextualization of textile and flexible surfaces as an electroacoustic transducer for conversation of an audio signal into sound.
The practice-led research combines the textile medium with sonic art where copper and silver are the key elements working as conductive materials to create possibilities for encountering, enhancing and exploring multisensory experiences.
Much our my artistic research involves building with textiles and flexible materials, due to its functional and aesthetic advantages, as well as it being ideal for studies looking to integrate different sensory modalities. Sound is a medium that has been increasingly gaining ground in the visual arts during recent decades, despite this seeming contradictory. Man has not always been dominated by vision. In fact, the primordial dominance of hearing has only gradually been replaced by that of vision. Sight is directional and isolates; whereas sound is omnidirectional and incorporates. While the sense of sight implies exteriority, sound creates and experience of interiority. Sound is a living organism that occurs together with visual, spatial, and social elements.
Exploring the relation between textile and sound, focusing on the idea of using textile as an audio emitting surface. Creating soft speakers and embedding it onto fabric in order to emanate sonic vibrations, not only will we perceive audio through hearing, but due to the pulsating nature of sound, the host textile will reverberate as well, throbbing, allowing us to perceive sound through touch.