Sound Systems x 4 is the sound of making visualized. It is the result of a generative system. Using an audio recording of myself wrapping felt around a fiber cord and a system of color codes and graphic patterns, a series of printed posters were generated.
For this work, I was interested in the visual patterns that could be created from sound, as well as the contrasts and similarities that the same sound sample could create.
By dividing the recording into increments of time and assigning a color coded system, the top of the sound for each increment determined the color code at the bottom. The color code was translated to graphic patterns. The graphic patterns generated the posters. The form and material changed completely from an audio file on my computer to a series of printed posters on the wall.
Prints on bond paper
24 x 36 in and 11 x 17 in