Evocative Objects [ Research ]

Here are some of my artist inspiration for the whole project on sound installations/works that i explored:-

 

THE SECRET WORLD OF STUFF – SEAN CHARMATZ

Sean Charmatz is an Illustrator from Los Angeles that takes mundane footages from everyday objects and animate them to life. I felt that the sound clips used for these footages may not be anything special but it helps to bring more life into these mundane objects. I feel that without the sound, these animations would be less realistic. This is also a method to use sound in personifying non-living things to make them have a personality of their own.

ICE BELLOWS – NIKKI PIKE (2011)

‘I decided silence doesn’t exist’ – Nikki Pike

The artwork is a sound installation that is meant to be a kind or pipe organ. It makes use of captured sounds of melting ice to make an interesting sound piece. Pike’s take on why she did this piece made the whole artwork more intriguing.

 

WHISPERING WALLS III – MIKE KRAMER (2010)

Mike Kramer is a sound and recording artist. His work invites listeners to get intimate with the sounds presented, using Field Recordings combined with electronic composition as a working method.

In this work, the concept of ‘whispering wall’ is to capture micro sounds hidden in the region where normal hearing won’t allow us. In daily situations things like for instance objects, animals, humans, wind, etc… interact with the surfaces of walls producing sounds of which we usually aren’t aware of or paying no attention to. With the use of contact microphones these tiny ‘whispers’ have been captured and in some cases modified.

It was very interesting to know that besides all the sounds we usually hear, these sounds are the invisible sounds that our ears block out. I found that it was also awesome that Mike was able to get these sounds to be amplified to our own ears.

 

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