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Photography (MA)

Sophie Wang

I am a photographer based in London. I am currently studying MA Photography at the Royal College of Art. My work shows pattern photography in the vibration of sound waves. I explore sound vibrations to show the geometric patterns of nature. This reveals how the form of our perception is represented by the phenomenon of vibration.  Cymatics vividly show how sound affects the structure of matter and molecules.

I projected this film onto the side of the semicircle and the sphere. This is a visual representation of the audio world.

I photograph the process by which water vibrates in sound waves at a sound frequency of 26.4Hz and 29Hz. In the dark space, I projected this film onto the side of the semicircle and the sphere. This is a visual representation of the audio world. The whole installation demonstrates the formal connection between the macro and the micro, It is closely related to atomic and cellular structures. 

Audio frequencies visualization

A small dish of water is mounted on the speaker. Using an audio generator, the water in the dish produces standing waves of a specific frequency. I projected the colored spot light onto the water. I used my camera to photograph the different patterns of water that vibrate through sound waves at sound frequencies from 10Hz up to 40 Hz.

The vibration effect can be understood as an integral part of the energy process. Vibration effects are related to dynamics. The whole vibration pattern is formed and continued by the periodicity of nature. Periodic motion is a motion that circulates in a certain order. Periodic fields are the two poles of pattern and dynamics. They are connected. Form regular patterns and patterns through spatial vibrations. The astronomical universe can be explored in terms of shape and dynamics. The organized vibrations in the video are somewhat reminiscent of solar and solar systems.

This video shows the vibration of structural change in space. Various forms cross each other in the process of vibration, circulation, two-way movement, rotation. We can see that the current vibrates in a regular, consistent way.

The spectral-video shows the dynamics on the one hand, and the patterns created by the vibrating terrain moving around on the other. This vibrational process involves the interaction of structure and form, dynamics and forces. In the vibration effect, there are both dynamic elements in dynamics and graphical elements. In this video you can see the structure of quadrilateral, pentagonal, hexagonal.

In this video, the vibrations of particles (atoms and molecules) produced by sound waves are periodic motions that can be placed in a wider context. Vibrations created by sound waves can rise to higher levels. Periodic phenomena include histology, morphology and biology. In nature, we see many examples of periodic systems. These systems exhibit a regular, repetitive cycle from one set of conditions to another. The whole system also shows the characteristics of structure and pattern. The respiratory system, for example, exhibits periodicity. The lungs breathe and inhale in a periodic rhythm. A contraction and expansion of the heart constitutes a cycle of mechanical activity. These systems operate continuously in a state of constant vibration and fluctuation. The plant kingdom is also characterized by systematic structure and repetition. The organization of plants that is continuously constructed at the macro and micro scales. In neuromuscles and cells, pulses occur continuously, in a state of constant pulsation and oscillation. The pulse can be explained by frequency.

In the inorganic world, at the microscopic level, the atoms that make up a crystal are arranged periodically in space. Oscillations, rhythms, and overall periodicity are reflected in everything from the vibration and rotation of the particles in the cosmic system to the model of the nucleus and the structure of the atom.