Camera Lucida: Sonochemical Observatory

– Evelina Domnitch & Dmitri Gelfand Camera Lucida: Sonochemical Observatory (2006 – Rus, Bel) col., sound, 8’57”
Camera Lucida, an installation project by Evelina Domnitch & Dmitri Gelfand developed in collaboration with scientific laboratories in Japan, Germany, Russia and Belgium, is a three-dimensional sonic observatory capable of directly turning sound into light through the physical phenomenon known as “sonoluminescence”: flowing across an inert liquid located in the Camera, the ultrasounds create formations and implosions of micro-bubbles whose temperature is just as high as the Sun’s, and at the same time emit light as direct visualization of the sound waves. For the entire year of 2009 the authors have been collaborating with a number of international sound artists in order to create a veritable chemical composition, constituting the material of the DVD from which the video was taken.

Taken from Line_030 (Dvd): Camera Lucida Dvd. Sound by Richard Chartier & Taylor Dupree