Kaleidophone Mariska De Groot Jan 2018 - Dec 2018
Using the popular with the obsolete media, Mariska de Groot will explore the possibilities of dynamic light patterns and optical sound using lasers and the kinetic properties of sound.
The kaleidophone is an optical toy with a shiny ball on a rod invented in 1827 by Charles Wheatstone that describes complicated figures when stimulated with (sound) vibrations. De Groot will use this principle as a starting point for a mechanical laser controller.
In this work lasers will be used as the very thin and precise wireless transmitters of sound, and in the same time as a tool to draw and enlarge the patterns of the kaleidophone with light. Lightsensors will sonify the changing light patterns, creating a rhythmical soundscape.