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Part of the 'Sounding Gestalts' series:

This project makes the most out of a void in my knowledge of music theory. In acceptance of my own mediocrity as a musician I have turned to microbiology: by inoculating and documenting the different growth patterns of Yeast, E. coli and Lichen via a large format enlarger (treating the Petri-dishes as photographic negatives). A bespoke grid system is then placed above a petri dish or a select microbial colony, enabling the transcription of growth patterns onto fully chromatic punch card strips to be fed into a mechanical music device such as a grinder organ or music box.

This artwork has been bespoke framed with hand cut, stained hard wood and UV protective glass

Artwork comes with an assigned, hand-punched transcribe card that can be played via fully chromatic mechanical instrument (30 notes)

Further information on this series can be heard via the BBC radio podcast series 'The Boring Talks' - .uk/programmes/p061jw0t

Sounding Gestalts - Lichen (2014)


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This artwork is sold by Laurence Jordan from United Kingdom

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Laurence Jordan

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