Sonic Sculptures by Martin Klimas
The work of photographer Martin Klimas stems from a field that really fascinates me: the interlink between sound and visual arts, representing the two probably most dominant human senses.
I remember the former Scorpions guitarist Uli Jon Roth talking in a German TV-Show about his sensory representations of the sounds he plays. He basically explained: when he is playing a vibrato sees it floating three-dimensional through space!
Martin Klimas made an experience available like this to everyone as fine art through the means of his high-speed photography. He puts paint on a canvas with a speaker below it, turns up the volume and thereby creates, what he calls "Sonic Sculptures".
These images only represent a tiny fraction of a second of sound: the exposure time of 1/7000 and there within showing how the paint was moved and shaped by the music. A cross-section through space and time. So actually it is a very short movie looking like a still frame 😉
Really, take the time and listen to the songs while looking at the images and discover how certain parts stand out and seemingly interact with each other.
Further reading and information:
- Martin Klimas Website
- Pics of Exploding Flowers, From a Master of High-Speed Photography
- TV Feature, WestArt, WDR, July 26th 2012