Sound Painting

Sound Painting, photochromic powders, UV laser, photo frame, megaphone, 41 x 76 x 76 cm, 2016

Sound Painting is an interactive sound installation which explores the possibility of visualizing sound in an organic way instead of using computer technology. When participants speak through the megaphone, their sound will be instantly painted onto the photo frame. But the colour will gradually fade once the sound source stops.

Sound Painting uses UV laser and photochromic powders to visualize the vibration amplitude of sound. Photochromic powders are UV sensitive powders. They become coloured under UV light. The diaphragm of the megaphone will vibrate if sound is received. A plastic screen protector is placed in front of the diaphragm, which reflects back the UV laser to the photo frame. Therefore, the greater the vibration is, the bigger the pattern will be.

Installation by Wong Man Sze

  • Skunkworks Demonstration - ISEA2016 Hong Kong Cultural R>evolution, 22nd International Symposium on Electronic Art, Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 19 May 2016

© Wong Man Sze 2016