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cymatics liquid formations

I decided to try out my own form of cymatics ‘sound visualisation’ for my Final exhibition of my University degree in Photography.

After several months of researching cymatics and producing hundreds of test shots, I found my own way of capturing this phenomena and created a 16 image series that was featured in the degree exhibition

Below are some of the images which I selected to form my collection.

Post production was  minimal (cropping, aligning and increased black to the bottom of the images) as my technical research and photographic experiments allowed me the best way to optimise the parameters of the shots.

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I have also included a picture of myself at the degree show next to my work to show how I took the images out of chronological sequence to produce a conceptual post modernistic context.

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For the exhibition I also had to devise a statement that provided context to my work and represented me as an artist.

 

Below is the statement I wrote:

Structured Entropy Arrested Vibration

The foundations of the universe can be defined by energy, mass and entropy, with vibration being the vessel that interlinks them all. Entropy is the measurement of disorder and this factor can help in the understanding of the irregularities and inconsistencies that occur in all aspects of our existence.

The primal instincts of Human nature are to progress and bring order to chaos. ‘Structured Entropy – Arrested Vibration’, is a photographic series that is been constructed to document the hidden formations that occur in reaction to the natural process of vibration. Using a speaker to provide vibration, Harrison has placed a mixture of consumer grade anti -aging cream onto the speaker and photographed the event, in a manner that suspends the moment of implosion.

The images have been taken out of a chronological sequence and arranged in a uniformed manner. 16 images have been chosen to be displayed in a 4×4 grid which  conforms to uniformity and aesthetically providing a sense of unity in variety. Particular consideration has also been given to the framing which provides separation.

Following the principles of Conceptual art and Post-modernist theory, Harrison endeavours to examine and question- temporality, absence, the human condition and our connections to the natural world, revealing the perpetuated tensions between order and complexity.

 

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CYMATICS Science Vs Music

CYMATICS Science by Nigel Stanford:

 

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click to view the youtube video –  Science Vs Sound

Click the image to view the video or use the following link http://youtu.be/Q3oItpVa9fs

 

The footage really is mind blowing, showcasing, Science and Sound and how they can be manipulated in a way that transcends into art.

I am amazed with how it all works. This fantastic video features lots of scientific experiments with progressively dangerous elements added to the mix. I came across this footage when it was shown by a tutor from the Science department at Salford university. I had made an appointment with Dr Richard Pilkington to discuss ideas on how to collaborate with the Science department on my final major project for my BA Hons Degree in Photography.

The footage which has foundations built around the application of physics, gave me a lot of inspiration for a photographic take on these kind of  experiments.

Below are some screen shots of the video showing how the team experiment with sound, electricity and vibration in a mesmorising way.

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sound field visual representation how vibration and pitch align

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cymatics Science versus Music Nigel Stanford music video technology art expression audio sound photography physics vibration magnetism

Nigel Stanford video that explains Cymantics through visual representation – science and sound meets art

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Man versus technology cymatics electrical current with sound manipulation

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For more information on this video and a the opportunity to download a HD version please click on the following link for Nigel Stanfords website. —> HERE


 


I have come to realise that most of the macro photography I undertake, is related to science. I find the subject has a magical appeal to it. Although far removed from fantasy in that it is applied to record in a non-fictitious way, I am still amazed and in awe of its capabilities, not just in technology but in an environmental and biological essence. These feelings bring out my inner child, especially when I see experiments that are visually surreal & challenge my brains ability to process the information straight away,  I find myself cast back to an enchanted mindset of youthful discovery.

One of my very first reasons that I was drawn to photography was from watching the discovery channel with my mother when I was a teenager and seeing a documentary on Bioluminescent Organisms – These creatures from the depths of the ocean had the ability to emit light from their bodies. This I have looked into further when I produced a series of image which focused on their biological systems using a laser technology related to physics.

 

 

 

 

 

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