Soundwaves (Physikospectrosymphonia) by Phil Hackett
Acrylic and gloss on photographic paper with electronic audio player.
A series of large photographs of reflected landscapes in still lake waters that have been overpainted by the artist to create soundwave shaped images from the actual landscape outline created by nature in the original photographs. These soundwave shapes are then converted electronically from visual reference into sound reference that is then playable for the viewer to hear by the touch of a button built into the paintings frame while observing the work.
Physikospectrosymphonia – Natural (physikos) To Look (spectro) Harmonious Sound (symphonia) is the process of converting a digital scan of a naturally formed analogue soundwave image into a digital soundwave that can be reproduced as an analogue audio soundwave.