Glenda Bartosh

artist, editor, freelance writer

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Speed of Colour
[group project with Noah Friebel and Annie Hung]

speakers, liquid acrylic paints, plastic tubing, funnel and bottles, paper

This project is an exploration of matter/anti-matter, sound/anti-sound, colour/anti-colour and is in direct reaction to art explorations by physics students at the Berlin University of the Arts. Panels of paper were pulled as paint dribbled on to it from a tube vibrated by various sound frequencies. The frequency of each sound wavelength was calibrated according to the electromagnetic wavelengths of the colours used in each pull.

For example, Panel 1 [red then green] was an exploration of sound/anti-sound. A frequency 30 hertz was used with its anti-sound cancellation of 30 Hz, inverted

Panel 2 was an exploration of sound/anti-sound along with colour/anti-colour with red and green mixed theory of “broken colours”: a complementary colour “breaks” the wavelenght of its complementary colour. The frequency of 30 hertz with its anti-sound cancellation of 30 Hz was also used.

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In panel 3 [red only], a sound frequency 10 million million times slower than the frequency of the colour red was used. And in panel 5 [green only], the frequency was 50 million million times slower than the frequency of the colour green.

Finally, in panels 6 and 7 [white with blue interference, then graphite acrylic paints], the sound frequency varied, starting at 10 Hz and slowly increasing to 25 Hz to represent variable light frequency wavelengths and correspond to the fact that white reflects all visual electromagnetic wavelengths and black [graphite] absorbs all visual electromagnetic wavelengths