30-minute sound installation
Co-presented by Oboro / Phénomena.
We are surrounded by light; we can see and perceive its colour, shape, brightness, and movement. But if our eyes could hear, a whole unknown world of sound would reach our ears. In electronics, the photoelectric component photodiode can pick up light waves and transform them into sound signals. Photodiode picks up where our eyes leave off by transposing light pulses into audible frequencies.
L’excitation sonore de Zoé T. consists of six electromechanical devices whose only sound source depends on light. No frequency generator or oscillator is used; what is heard is the result of harnessing electromagnetic waves from light radiation. Using an experimental device based on optical sound, Martine H. Crispo draws her inspiration from works of “graphic sound” developed by Russians and Germans in the 1930s and perfected by Daphne Oram and Norman McLaren in the 1950s and 60s.