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.