"...Works of art out of practically nothing but pure sensation." (Aldous Huxley, Brave New World).

Despite the richness of our sensory experiences, the human body perception space is a very limited one. In terms of physics, light is made of electromagnetic waves of varying wavelengths. Those visible to the human eye roughly fall between 380 and 780 nanometers, a very narrow band of the full electromagnetic spectrum, which extends from wavelengths as small as 10-13 m (Gamma rays) to wavelengths spanning several kilometres (radio waves).

Human hearing is similarly limited, responding to frequencies somewhere between 20 and 20000 Hz (cycles per second). Sounds above this range are not detected by the human ear, but most humans can feel sounds in the range between 10 to 800Hz through their muscles, deep tissue and bones, in particular the skull. These are called "Tactile Sounds".

This piece, that I have named Spectrums, explores physical events, sensations and their effect on the human body. It consists of a sine wave of varying frequencies that oscillate between the limits of our auditory range in a 3 minute interval, mapped to a projected video rendering of the RGB color space that fills up the gallery space and surrounds the audience. By minimizing the sources of physical stimuli, it is my intention to allow the participants to focus on the unique quality of their individual responses to such stimuli, and to increase their awareness of the beauty and limits of the perceptual process.


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