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White powder on a surface

Photo by Juliet Robson

Juliet Robson – HERTZ

Other | 2017 Research and Development Awards

Region:  South East

Imagine being able to hear the stars singing. Imagine their sound made visible and our bodies resonating to the inaudible symphony of our own planet.

Fascination with the stars inspires art, myth, science and philosophy. HERTZ brings that fascination to life using our senses.

HERTZ (hz), named after Heinrich Hertz, describes the pitch of any given audible, inaudible note or frequency and is the title of this R&D project connecting two happenings: the stars singing and the earth’s hidden resonances.
Artist Juliet Robson, working with a meteorologist, a mathematician and astrophysicist will develop instruments that translate these secret sounds into visible and tangible experiences.

Through interactive demonstrations and the ‘playing’ of those instruments, audiences will experience a soundtrack of the songs of the stars and the beautiful resonating visual patterns of their frequencies. They will be able to feel the vibrations of the imperceptible movement of glaciers through their bodies, via chairs and objects and the hairs on their arm lifting in real time with the inaudible frequencies of a swelling ocean wave off a distant coast.

julietrobson.com