Muted Wavescape
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Muted Wavescape


Augmented lightscape of (silent) sound waves


Artist: Nourathar Studio

Authors: Caen Botto & Marta Rupérez

Date: 2018

Medium: Augmented reality. Mixed media; 1960's radio, glass, perspex; screen, Raspberry Pi, electronics.

Dimensions: 30.6 (h) x 42 (w) x 26 (d) cm

Loop duration:  1'07"

Edition: unique within a series of 5

Muted Wavescape from Nourathar Studio.

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8 800,00 €

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Muted Wavescape presents a moving landscape of silent, visible sound-waves held within a vintage radio. The artwork's various layers of reflection offer an intriguing optical puzzle as well as an invitation to explore multi-dimensional composition.

The time dimension is also included through the rhythmic sense of the animated composition, together with the evocation of traveling back to a time when the voice of the radio was at the centre of the living room. The spectral presence of a skull summons the passage of the ephemeral, as a phantasmagoric apparition from the past. 

On one hand, the piece is a tribute to the obsolete technology it uses; on the other, it draws attention to the contrast between old and new media.