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Using Science in the Artists Practice.

Due to my professional involvement in the music industry I began a journey of research into the physics of sound. I became obsessed with frequency and the influence of frequency in matter. I often use this subject within my art process.

Artists and Scientists use a similar approach in their research and processes. They are creating new undiscovered theories. Scientists and artists are creators and they often work around and outside of the known concepts. The artists approach can assist the scientist in their new found discoveries by making their research a physical object or a sound. When an artist and scientist work together they create a physical thing that can communicate the scientists theory to the outside world.  Continue reading

The Architecture of Sound.

In 2010 I developed a condition that took away my ability to speak, not being able to make sound and communicate with the outside world was the most isolating and devastating experience, which lead my obsession of researching other forms of communication, other than spoken word.

I have been a professional singer/ songwriter for 20 years, I have also developed and delivered music programs within the community with a focus on using music and creative arts as therapy. Through my research into sound, I have discovered papers and research programs showing scientific evidence of the effects that sound has on our brains, emotions, body and even our cellular structure.

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Proposal 1.

I would describe myself as part of the maker movement. My passion is researching, designing and creating usable items, instruments, systems that can be used within the art sector but will also cross over as a usable design for clinical innovation.

I am starting to look at the effects of frequency on the inside of the body I have come across some fascinating research in how our cells communicate through frequency. Take a look at this paper written by Matthias Shneider, Boston University, Can Cells Signal each other via Sound Waves? This new information has lead me to research EEG systems and brainwave technology. I have a Mind wave by Neurosky and plan to extract the brain sensor and attach to Arduino board to create an interactive headpiece. I first came across this technology at The Gadget Show 2013 they were demonstrating brain-reactive clothing.

Mickey Hart and Dr. Adam Gazzaley have been working with Emotiv please have a look at this lecture

Because my work crosses numerous disciplines like ceramics, casting, sculpting, photography, painting, printing, 3d printing, sound design, 3d CAD design, laser cutting and graphic design, I am undecided as to the best way to present this work, should it be an ephemeral piece which will resonate the ephemeral properties of music itself.

PROPOSAL:

To create an Interactive Neuro Design, BCI (Brain-computer Interface) this is software and hardware that will react and interact in relation to the brain waves. The garment will transmit brainwaves and frequency patterns, transpose data into visuals or audible sound (voice, or musical instrument, notation) This work will be clinical innovation, art installation,  sonic art, performance art, and film.

Presentation: yet to be decided.

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Sound! Sphere or Wave?

I have always been interested in what is happening in the empty space around us, the truth is there is no empty space.

I have always enjoyed the sound of silence but the truth is there is no such thing as silence.

When you gaze into the sky, or past the lush green grass into the landscapes that engulfs your vision have you ever thought of what is happening between two chosen spaces? I have and through my curiosity, I discovered the natural phenomena of Cymatics. Cymatics is the formation of atoms in resonance to frequencies. Each frequency holds a beautiful geometric pattern that you will see replicated in everyday nature such as flower shapes, cell structures, tortoise shells, trees and the list goes on.

My purpose of this collection of work is to make this visible to be able to touch it and understand it.

Sound waves are spheres so it was important for the work to replicate the sound sphere but sound can sometimes be broken, manipulated and warped , this is transposed into some of the 3d pieces.

The processes used to create this work had to relate to the nature of sound so I used tension to create sound, friction and a flux approach, of melting and gravity to manipulate the designed forms that were created form the actual frequency data.

693.96 hz sphere

Plastic, metal, wood, wire sculpture with projection of a 3d graphic design of a frequency sphere projected.

Felt wave

Sound wave from felt, wire and projection

644.42hz warped wave

644.42hz warped wave made from lazer cut plastic sheet. With projection

A set of photographs have been created to mix projection and imagery to create the action of sound existing within its atmosphere.

3d designed Frequency Spheres 644.42hz, 656.37hz, 693.96hz.

656.37HZ Sound sphere created and design in CS4

656.37HZ Sound sphere

 

656.37hz 3d cymatic papaer 1 a2

 

644.42hz cymatic print 4

 

A collection of Silk Screen Prints created from resourced data from sound frequencies.

frequency 15

 frequency 11 frequency 6 frequency 8  frequency 5 frequency 3      frequency 1frequency 9

 

Putting your Art out there!

I find myself reflecting on what does it mean to be a fine artist? It is so broad and covers so many disciplines, such as sonic, installation, interactive, film, photography, sculpture, paint, the list goes on. I regularly visit exhibitions, and think why is this fine art, how did it get exhibition space and support?  The most recent one I visited was Richard Long -Time and Space .

richard long

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