Everything vibrates – from the smallest atom on Earth to the furthest star in space. Their frequencies surround and immerse us and yet the vast majority leave no imprint.
hertz gives a glimpse into this hidden universe, making inaudible sound tangible, visible and real. Sense the imperceptible soundtrack of a city in real-time and immerse yourself in its deep resonance. Listen to the secret songs of stars found in the constellations of Cygnus and Lyra. Harness their harmonics to generate beautiful visual patterns in sand on vibrating plates.
hertz encourages curiosity, questioning perceptions of our planet and place in the cosmos through sensory experiences.
An artwork by artist Juliet Robson in collaboration with academics from the fields of astrophysics, meteorology and mathematics.
What people have said about hertz:
‘What a totally astounding and amazing project’ – Max Reinhardt, BBC Radio 3’s Late Junction.
‘Epic.’ ‘Groundbreaking.’ ‘A whole world around me I couldn’t see but felt connected to.’
‘In this piece, I can time travel and contemplate the geometry of sound into matter – wow. Mind-blowing and poetic.
Co-commissioned and supported by Unlimited, celebrating the work of disabled
artists, funded by Arts Council England. Co-commissioned and supported by We The Curious and Oxford Contemporary Music.
University of Birmingham, The Friends of the University of Reading, University of Reading and 101 Outdoor Arts creation Space.
Part of Season for Change, a UK wide programme of cultural responses celebrating
the environment and inspiring urgent action on climate change.