Sonic Water: Visual Sounds and Audible Sculptures

May 13, 2013 | Julia Dawidowicz

In Sonic Water — an interactive installation from media artists Sven Meyer and Kim Pörksen — audible frequencies are translated into striking kinetic imagery.

Small vats of water act as 3D liquid sculptures. Visitors can create different sound effects by adding fluids into the mix. These user-modulated noises are then transformed into ever-changing visual patterns, recorded by a camera and projected.

The video can’t compare to the synesthesia-inducing in-person experience, presumably, but check it anyway. Sonic Water is currently on display at Berlin’s Olympus OM-D: Photography Playground.