Sound wave

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Artist statement

Sol LeWitt’s wall drawing #95: On a wall (paper) divided vertically into fifteen equal parts, vertical lines, (not) straight, using four colours in all one-, two-, three-, and four-part combinations.

  • This is an audio-visualization installation. The inspire of it is from Sol Lewitt’s wall drawing #95 where he used limited lines to create endless forms of art. It makes me believe that the constrained rules in an artwork could be a great starting point of creating endless and born variations. I then make this installation, the constraint is each fixed start and end point of each links and the number of the lines¬†(80).¬†The only variable would be the action of line moving pace and shapes. Those lines will wave based on the sound they “listened.” In my example, I made a gentle audio so the line would move like a flowing creek, that shape of moving enhance the topic of the song and my idea as it states the music in a special way.

  • My initial goal was to find another perspective of audio combining with shapes. However, I prefer not using those closed geometric shapes as they could not show the soft and fine texture of my audio, then I was inspired by the wall drawing #95. Then I made a goal to use limited numbers of lines, not for exploring how the color could be manipulated, but the interactive perform with the group of line acting with the music.
  • The way I used to achieve my goal is to use the data from the audio because audio is shaped by sonic wave, it is just like how the wave influences the line groups. And because the sonic wave of different sound has endless forms, thus I could use data from the sonic wave to create endless sound waves. When I opened the math CHOP I could see their channels with sound frequencies. I then used those data and manipulated them with the shape of those lines.


This is the shared link of the google Drive, which includes the toe file.


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