Louise O'Connor
2008-10

Trio Eidophone

Film / Prototype / Performance

Based on a home made invention from 1885 by Margaret Watts-Hughes, This eidophone is designed to enable a group experience in the physics and physicality of singing, sound and vibration.

Singing into the tubes creates patterns of resonance on the surface, such as those seen and documented by Gallileo, Robert Hooke and Ernst Chladni, as well as ancient peoples believed to have used resonant patterns of sand on drum skins to predict the future. The curious hexagonal storm cloud on Saturn’s north pole is also often attributed to these effects.

 

Part of 'Big and Small': A series of practices, experiments and spectacles which attempt to connect us to scales and concepts beyond our everyday experience.

 





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