Using Cymatics; the study of wave phenomena and its visualization, An
Artist’s Compost combines organic material and sound to disrupt the
viewer’s perceived sense of the world around them. Everything is data-
sound becomes vibration, vision becomes photons of light and reality is
funneled through this framework of the senses, leaving us with a trickle of
understanding regarding the ecology around us.
Visually reactive software triggers familiar frequencies and the worlds of
audio and visual are pushed into an inescapable 3-dimensional space. In this
realm of ambiguity, the unseen communicates through collected foliage
and discarded produce. An Abundance of data is seen as nutrients for the
earth of this piece, and I present this soil to the viewer’s seeds of ideas.
While invading the audience’s capacity to neglect and reject, this work
explores challenging sensory gating and opening up to receive information
that is compartmentalized and summarized by the brain. Start
communicating and begin conversing with the dancing particles that are