20Hz

Semiconductor 2011

20Hz observes a geo-magnetic storm occurring in the Earth’s upper atmosphere. Working with data collected from the CARISMA radio array and interpreted as audio, we hear tweeting and rumbles caused by incoming solar wind, captured at the frequency of 20 Hertz. Generated directly by the sound, tangible and sculptural forms emerge suggestive of scientific visualisations. As different frequencies interact both visually and aurally, complex patterns emerge to create interference phenomena that probe the limits of our perception.

Materials

HD + HD 3D single channel video. 05.00 minutes

Exhibition

Data as Culture 2012
July 2012 - March 2013 at the Open Data Institute

Data Types

Causal, Environmental, Geospatial, Identifiable, Live, Processed, Shared, Temporal

About the Artist

Semiconductor is UK artist duo Ruth Jarman and Joe Gerhardt. Through moving image works they explore the material nature of our world and how we experience it, questioning our place in the physical universe. Their unique…
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20Hz, Semiconductor, 2011. HD + HD 3D single channel video. 05.00 minutes

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