Marco Busani, Natalie Konopelski
sonic f.lux is a set of lights that reinterprets the idea of listening by extending the aural domain to the visual realm. It consists of a speaker with an integrated light and glass bulb containing water. The amplified sound creates sound wave pressure that activates movement in water. The water acts as a lens generating diffusions and patterns onto the surface the light beam is directed to. Thus sonic f.lux shapes a new audio-visual experience of sound in space.
INSTRUMENTS: Reimaging the Music Room is an exhibition that centres on the theme of the domestic soundscape and the place of music in the home. The study explores the detection and recognition of an immaterial audio presence or sonic architectures that exists in the home, engendered by our domestic rituals, their space and objects. This audio presence requires the inhabitant to recognize a spatial acuteness, cognition, and mapping, which isn’t necessarily rational, visible or haptic. In turn, the inquiry has generated projects, which offer novel design solutions and alternative ‘sonic’ experiences for contemporary home life.
Building upon the past two exhibitions Fabrikaat (2012), Altered Appliances (2013), INSTRUMENTS is part of a trilogy that investigates making, materiality, and application in the context of the domestic space. The projects were researched and made during thematic design studios by a group of international designers in the Master Interior Architecture & Retail Design [MIARD] program at the Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam University, Netherlands.
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