Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Wet Sounds

"Wet sounds is an underwater sound art gallery." The exhibition started by Joel Cahen began in the UK in the summer of 2008 and has since echoed in swimming pools throughout the world. Participants liken the experience to "being in a womb" and describe it as "astonishingly immediate, inescapable." Bobbing about the water's surface listeners experience three separate sound environments created in the ambient space around the pool, underwater, and just at the water's surface. The nature of underwater sound perception bypasses the outer and middle ear mechanisms allowing even the hard of hearing to enjoy the installation.

 When Raining final by frogspawn


3 comments:

  1. I've always been a fan of swimming. I think I would enjoy this. Love that second picture. Is that a big TV screen?

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  2. yea, it's a giant screen. i think they were going for sensory overload :)

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  3. what an awesome idea! i'm not a huge fan of public pools, but i would brave them for something like this!

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