SAWTOOTH, Sound Sculpture

SAWTOOTH, Sound Sculpture

2018

2018

Sawtooth is a sound wave sculpture that explores the manipulation of sound through spatial and material vessels. The piece was commissioned by the W Residency at Xinchang Ancient Water Town in Pudong Shanghai. The work explores the concept of sound editing through spatial and material means in the design of 3-dimensional sculptural objects that delay, echo, and morph sound. In this work, the artist focuses specifically on sawtooth sound waves, their nature and texture, and how the incorporation of spatial design around the sound can enhance and evolve the listening experience of the soundscape. As audiences move around the piece, their relationship with and experience of the sound object changes, creating an auditory performance that is generated by audience movement around the piece. 

The piece was part of the Radiation: Age of Machine exhibition at Xinchang, Shanghai and collected by the UNArt Center in Shanghai.

The images show the installation in both day and night. When audiences walk around the installation, you can here the delay and phasing of the sound due to the reverberation in the sculpture. 

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