Sonic polychrome liquid communities
Tuesday, 7 April 2009
Waterfigures from Linden.G
The sonification of form in materials such as liquids and powders is well-known and famously documented in Hans Jenny’s experiments of which he developed a field of science known as Cymatics. By passing different frequencies of sound through liquids Jenny demonstrated a range of geometric and organic patterns of intricate complexity and resembling a range of process patterns found in nature. Linden.g’s Flickr set compiles high speed exposure captures of coloured liquids and immersions under the influence of sound waves. The photographic technique has also been used by Fotoopa but without a sound input. Both sets contain resonant globular communities and amorphous congregations of anthropomorphic figures. Sometimes the forms take on exact geometries, circular fan shapes grow from the menisci, elsewhere perfect spheres coagulate.