Using Only Sound, An Artist Turns Piles Of Sand Into Cool Patterns
Apr 15, 2015
Here, Kanazawa uses a rubber mallet, steel table and colored sand to create beautiful patterns based upon the sounds' vibrations. Using a scientific sound-visualizing process called Cymatics, Kanazawa can use the different frequencies of sound to manipulate the shapes of the sand. The higher the frequency, the more complex the design will become.
Kenichi Kanazawa is a Japanese performance artist who was originally a sculptor. He began working with both steel and sound in 1987, after he collaborated with Hiroshi Yoshimura. Yoshimura was known for his work with sound.