When you think of radio waves and visual art, you might think of the Constructivist beauty of the Shukov Tower or possibly the logo for RKO Pictures. But what about the waves themselves? Not so arty, right? Let science deal with those. Or at the very least John Cage. But not if you’re visual art duo, Creators Semiconductor. These multidisciplinary conjurers are masters at taking scientific data and turning it into entrancing films and mesmerizing moving images, where space weather becomes fizzing audio and mock-scientific visuals.
This way data that would usually be the reserve of scientific interpretation and analysis, in this case an interplanetary disturbance, comes to your computer screen as dark, slightly creepy video art, something cultured for you to view during your lunch hour. Strange sounds and visions bubble away, “tangible and sculptural forms emerge suggestive of scientific visualisations”, abstract information becomes a glimpse into an imperceptible world.
The piece was made for the Invisible Fields exhibition in Barcelona, Spain on till 4th March 2012.