Carbon fiber, transducers, 2-channel audio, 12 min. loop
A collaboration with the artist‘s brother, sculptor David Henderson, this piece consists of a two-meter high panel made of black carbon fiber displaying the dynamic circular movements in a plastic realization. The pulsating circles of the water’s surface now appear solidified and static. Itself transformed into a large speaker, the work Sounder II translates soundwaves into mechanical vibrations. The membrane projects audible and inaudible frequencies of the sound composition, making the object resonate (sometimes visibly) and restituting a soundtrack that is different from the actual composition driving it, which is in turn based on the frequencies that were used to produce the visual image. In other words, we have specific sounds in front of our eyes—molded in the sculpture — which were also used to produce a sound composition to move the image, but we don’t hear most of those sounds, rather the sculptures’ own interpretation of them.