Sound Mind

Film and 5.1 Sound Installation.

©Lianne Morgan 2018.

The universal source of communication is frequency, not language. When you remove the language and a learned pattern of communication you are left with a range of frequencies. Frequencies are constantly being emitted through our brainwaves, our cellular structure, and our environment, they are interacting and restructuring, creating constant oscillation and movement with all living things.

Through the loss of my own voice, I began to experience synesthesia. Synaesthesia is a condition in which someone experiences things through their senses in an unusual way, for example, color as sound, music as color, or numbers as a position in space. I became aware that nonverbal and inaudible communication is taking place in the space around us and within us. My process is based on my experience of sensual, embodied communication within the physical environment through cellular and molecular movement, vibration, and sound.

In my practice, I create an experience of that transfer through audible and inaudible information to the viewer bringing into focus the presence of oneself has an effect on their surroundings. To create my work I use various software and hardware applications to explore the deconstruction and transference of sound frequencies.

My practice is informed by scientific evidence and research within the fields of acoustic physics, nanotechnology, biophysics and sonocytology (the study of frequency output by cells). This includes scientific research by Dr. Paul Thomas, Hans Jenny, John Stuart Reid, Ernst Chladni, and the work of Anne Niemetz and Andrew Pelling.

I use a multidisciplinary approach which includes film, audio, performance, installation, sculpture using a variety of materials, graphics and 3d design, paint and print to communicate my concept.

NIEMETZ, A, PELLING A,(2004-2008).The dark Side of the Cell. [Installation] California,USA:UCLA Department of Design/ Media Arts.

Thomas, P., 2008. Audionano-Vibrating Matter. In Sound Scripts: Proceedings of the 2007 Totally Huge New Music Festival. Vol. 2 (pp. 26-32). Australian Music Centre.