Q-O2 Brussels, BE
Look You What Me Made Do is a sound installation/performance that examines the physical dimensions of sound and the relationship between frequency, space, and the movement of the listener.
Sound is a physical vibration. Air particles compress and contract – through space – at a length related to its frequency. Low pitches are longer, and higher pitches are shorter. As a sound hits a wall, it bounces off and folds back onto itself, often cancelling itself out and creating regions of silence (nodes) and regions of loud sound (antinodes). These regions can be observed and calculated, and this phenomenon can create something known as standing waves. When walking through a room, a simple tone can sound very loud in certain areas while appearing virtually silent in others. I am fascinated by this relationship between sound and space – this idea that each tone occupies a different physical dimension, and as a result the perception of a sound can be dependent on its relationship to space, location, and movement of the listener.
In Look You What Me Made Do, I examine two diametrically opposing sonic phenomena, standing waves and ‘ghost’ tones: one which is only possible through an interaction with physical space, the other which bypasses physical space entirely and exists only in the ears of the listener. By pitting these two phenomena against each other, Look You What Me Made Do invites the audience to explore the spatial and sculptural dimensions of sound and the liminal spaces between modes of perception.
Look You What Me Made Do was developed in residency at Q-O2 in Brussels.