You can’t merge the color with the sun
Johannesburg, South Africa 2018
Sound is an essential part of our world, and it is something that we experience every day. However, we often think of sound as something that exists in the abstract, as a series of vibrations that are heard but not seen. There has been a growing interest in exploring the potential of sound as a physical object, something that can be formed and manipulated in the same way as other materials.
The concept of forming sound into an object is an exciting practice desire. A musical instrument can be seen as an object that transforms sound into something that can be touched and played, while sound sculptures and installations can create physical spaces that are defined by sound.
One of the most promising areas of research in this field is the use of 3D printing to create physical objects from sound waves. By converting sound waves into a digital format, it is possible to create 3D models that can be printed using a variety of materials, including plastics, metals, and ceramics. This approach allows for the creation of intricate and complex objects that are designed based on the properties of sound waves.
Another approach to forming sound into an object is through the use of physical materials that are designed to vibrate in response to sound waves. For example, a speaker cone can be made to vibrate in response to an audio signal, creating a physical representation of the sound. This approach is often used in the design of audio equipment and can be seen in the shape and construction of various audio components.
The concept of forming sound into an object is a fascinating area of research that has the potential to transform our understanding of sound and its properties. By recording 16 hours of 3 towns in South Africa; Johannesburg central, Chinatowns, and Soweto, and unpacking various sounds of the city such as the sounds of markets, the bustling streets, the sounds of different languages being spoken as well as transportation. In 3 different areas, I reformed the sound records into their final format, as a 3D sculptural object – thus making the sound of the city visible in a single identifiable object.