Cymatic Imprints | Donna Legault | July 12 to August 10, 2013


In this multi-sensory installation, Cymatic Imprints renders the immateriality of sound as a tangible event by silencing and reinterpreting the data of everyday life. Using a customized Pure Data program, live sound is transposed to infrasonic frequencies which generate visual and sonic variations through the oscillation of fine-ball chains that drop from multiple suspended speakers. As the chains make contact with the floor, their movements carve imprints into piles of sand. The resulting sounds mingle with those of viewers and peripheral ambient noise to create a causal loop of co-responsive activity with limitless variation.