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The physicality of sound and the sound of physicality by Daniel Palacios

Posted by Bryony Quinn,

Creating models so that we might see something invisible (like sound) is a fascinating and perpetuating phenomena between artists and scientists – both striving for physical representations so that we might better understand the thing beyond its theory. What Daniel Palacios’s Waves installation has done is create a beautiful explanation of how sound inhabits space, how the “chaos of infinite variables” that create noise might influence the sinusoidal waves conducted between two turbines connected by a length of rope.

Furthermore, the installation is affected by those who watch it; when the audience moves it influences the compressions and decompressions of the rope’s line. This return channel from a physical act into a graphic representation cuts through space with its own swooshing sound, further examining how we interpret our own position in a sonic landscape.

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    Daniel Palacios, Waves

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    Daniel Palacios, Waves

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    Daniel Palacios, Waves

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    Daniel Palacios, Waves

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    Daniel Palacios, Waves

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    Daniel Palacios, Waves

Visualizing Sound is a group show now on in Spain’s LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial until June 25.


Posted by Bryony Quinn

Bryony was It’s Nice That’s first ever intern and worked her way up to assistant online editor before moving on to pursue other interests in the summer of 2012.