Sonic Water is a cymatics installation by Sven Meyer and Kim Pörksen that demonstrates the visual effects of sound on water.
About the project:
In the beginning there was sound. The reason cymatics exerts such a strong fascination is that we are not conditioned to “see sound”. Cymatics is like a magic tool that unveils the true substance of things audible, but conventionally invisible. With it one can recreate the archetypes of different forms of nature. So sound does have form and cymatics enables you to comprehend that it not only affects but causes form in matter. In fact, we think sound had a fundamental influence on the formation of the universe itself. But that is another story. Primarily, we are fascinated by the simplicity of this subject. All it takes is sound and a very basic medium such as water to create… well, what could be (and in our view is) the coolest sound visualizer.
Still photos don’t convey the project nearly as well as this video:
SONIC WATER from elfenmaschine on Vimeo.