Sasha Raphael vom Dorp is a multi-media artist who works with light and sound. In this work from his Sound Bending Light series, he illuminates sound waves using both natural sunlight, and tone sensitive LED’s. All of the imagery in this work is induced in real-time by the sound frequencies of the music. Composer Eric Rosse created the music. Dr. Jennifer Seiler wrote the code for the LED lights.
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I’ve made these photographs to better know my place in the universe. Our ability to travel the cosmos being limited, I’ve built a machine in an attempt to observe elemental transactions. I’ve created a mechanical solution to what is a metaphysical problem, forcing basic elements of perception – sound, light, and matter – into a single frame.
These are photographs of sound encountering light as seen through the medium of water.
On one hand, I’ve staged common phenomena and on the other hand I’ve captured tiny cataclysms never to be repeated. I bring you evidence of a minute history, in which no instance is petty and every instant too complex to perceive in its entirety.
A moment is all time, an atom the universe.
These photographs aim to capture the beauty and turmoil that occurs inside the most pedestrian events. Sunlight bounces on water, sound waves march toward oblivion.