water as material

So my experimentation with the idea of water as the portal to sound has started for the goal towards sound installation in October 2013.

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Of course, Newtonian fluid is one of the first step to try out. The first was `alright` as picture says. the second attempt was as amazing as it should be though no picture was taken due to the lack of time and me being in hurry.

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then a silver metal plate surely contributed a great vibration of sound for me to enjoy.

I never realised till recent conversation that it is only Japanese who has the culture of `splashing water` in front of a house in boiling days of summer. looking at online, the act is not merely for `cooling the air and surface, calming dusts in the air` but also for spiritual purification.

The summer is hot, hot, incredibly stifling. But when water is splashed with you ladle, suddenly you feel a hint of `coolness` just like when you get nearer to a fountain in the park.

Why I talk of this, because the water experimentation in the studio had the same effect. It  surprisingly offered communication to chilled winds.

how nice of the side effect like this incident.

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One Response to water as material

  1. Adam Strickson says:

    But I have a piece of Yorkshire stone I carved in the pond in the garden which I only turn on as a splashing fountain when it is hot. Otherwise I let the pond be still so that the water lilies can grow and the creatures cannot be disturbed ! Is this at all similar? I love the idea that you are working with water. Adam

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