[Frameworks] Exploration of water as a physical active component

From: Ken Paul Rosenthal (email suppressed)
Date: Sun Sep 05 2010 - 09:08:46 PDT

Ah Steve, you beat me to the punch--er, 'wave'--with silt. At one of the Exploratorium performances, they projected projector light into a bowl of water in which a mirror sat on the bottom. One member of the trio would blow onto the surface of the water and shape shift the reflections as they fell upon the screen. Latter in that same show, they existed the building (as we watched a video feed on the screen) as they boarded a canoe and paddled off on a pond into the night.
On a side note, their interest in 'kymatics' also manifested in non-water materials. When they were in residency in the Marin Headlands, they planed finely ground up bird and coyote bones into horizontally laid audio speaker diaphragms, through which they ran the sounds of these creatures recorded in the field--which in turn 'animated' the bone dust into geometric patterns to be filmed, processed, etc etc.
I took a fabulous photograph years ago of Christian displaying his journals with sketches of these kymatic diagrams.

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