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The entire structure of existence is mostly invisible to us. Curiosity, scientific

endeavour and human imagination can open up these hidden layers. As the

starting point of our collaboration we examined one intersection of art and

science; how both strive to reveal and clarify, giving concrete form to abstract

theory. Throughout the process of experimentation and making, our work

explored concepts of the visible and the invisible, what form is, how it

becomes manifest, and how our senses perceive it.

We chose to present wave forms made visible. Again, a fundamental of the

universe which surrounds us completely, we seldom perceive them as they are.

 

When balanced, they generate standing waves with a mathematical form and

structure that is simple and complex all at once. A physical representation of

harmony, in sound the sine wave produces pure tones. When unbalanced,

asymmetry and dischord render shapes and contours which appear chaotic

and tenuous. Using photography and video, an essentially one-dimensional

object is manipulated to create natural sculptural forms, which are then

presented on a two dimensional surface, giving a three-dimensional illusion.

These images, made using accessible ‘kitchen-sink’ ingredients - string, a

projector light and two motors, explore ideas of dimensional form and how we

perceive objects in space and time.

 

 

 

 

 

HOW LONG IS A PIECE OF STRING?

Charlotte Hearne (UCD) Sinead McDonald (NCAD) Ekaterina Sleptsova (UCD) 2013

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Ekaterina HW LONG IS A PIECE OF STRING