We tip our hat to
our favorite cymatics
Joachim Ernst Berendt
The bird on our windowsill
And the universe
Our special thanks go to:
Derek Richards (PIECE OF CAKE)
Jürgen Grothey (macgyverindustries)
Torsten Ötken & Michel Weinholzner (visomat inc.)
The teams at flora&faunavisions & vitamin e
And OLYMPUS for initiating the exhibition
Sonic Water is a cymatics installation.
Cymatics is the process of visualizing sound and vibrations.
In the beginning there was sound.
The reason cymatics exerts such a strong fascination is that we are not conditioned to "see sound". Cymatics is like a magic tool that unveils the true substance of things audible, but conventionally invisible. With it one can recreate the archetypes of different forms of nature.
Cymatics is an open movement.
Create your own waves & cymatics!
Feel free to join the global community of people playing with cymatics.
A project by David Torrents and Artec3
In cooperation with Ledscontrol
BruumRuum! is an interactive installation in the public space of Barcelona, beside the DHUB design museum and the AGBAR Tower.
The installation interacts with shouts by passers-by near the piece and with ambient noise in the city, changing shape and colour according to the intensity of this noise. In this way, BrumRuum! establishes a dialogue between the visitor and the public space through noise and light, in a square that, like a huge ear, listens and reacts to words. A public space that can hear.
BrumRuum! combines colour and sound through 9396 LEDs embedded in a 3,300-square-metre area. People stop, shout, smile, sing, become emotional and hug each other.
It is colour because there are lights in constant movement under the feet of the viewer. It is sound because there are sensors in the space that perceive ambient noise and people’s shouts. It is interaction because the light changes, subtly or radically, according to the intensity of the shout.
The sensors are at street level and are sensitive to the intensity of noise, capturing louder noises caused by people and traffic passing nearby.
But they are also sensitive to softer sounds, which translate into sinuous movements of the lighting system. The installation invites everyone to join in, young and old alike, providing them with an enjoyable moment during their walk. Expanding white colours. Visual sound. The colour of emptiness. Rupture, contrast, disharmony, dissonance, all in the form of lines and pixels.
In short, BruumRuum! is a game that fills the night with content, a huge equaliser to gauge the intensity of the sound colours of city life.
Hello World! is a large-scale audio visual installation comprised of thousands of unique video diaries gathered from the internet. The project is a meditation on the contemporary plight of democratic, participative media and the fundamental human desire to be heard.
On one hand, new media technologies like YouTube have enabled new speakers at an alarming rate. On the other hand, no new technologies have emerged that allow us to listen to all of these new public speakers. Each video consists of a single lone individual speaking candidly to a (potentially massive) imagined audience from a private space such as a bedroom, kitchen, or dorm room. The multi-channel sound composition glides between individuals and the group, allowing viewers to listen in on unique speakers or become immersed in the cacophony. Viewers are encouraged to dwell in the space.