algorithmic audiovisual installation/ performance, science art environment process;
Physical representation:
museum exposition, performance, Sound generation from the chemical process of crystallization\;
Date of Creation:
22 June 2012;
Science Art/ Generative, Abstract, Minimal, Experimental;

V4W.ENKO, Julia Borovaya, Edward Rakhmanov - "SPHERULITE"


It is an interactive audio-visual performance which analysis of the live crystallization process by digital methods. Sound generation from the chemical process of crystallization.


Sodium acetate CH3COONa * 3H2O - sodium salt of acetic acid. When hydrated sodium acetate is heated gently, it melts. But it melts a little bit unusually: the hydrated salt dissolves in its own water of hydration. Upon cooling, the solution freezes turning into a white mass. Similarly to the ice, crystallization occurs which is accompanied by significant heat release. The presentation is completely live. A piece of sodium acetate crystal is added to a chilled solution of the same substance, and the process of crystallization will run in the vessel. The process is transmitted through a web-camera to a computer. The crystallization generates sound and graphics by a given algorithm. We are interested in the nature of both visual and audible self-organization, and in the way these two areas interact with each other in a system.



spherulite_01 by V4W.ENKO, Julia Borovaya, Edward Rakhmanov

spherulite_01 by V4W.ENKO, Julia Borovaya, Edward Rakhmanov



Exposition during SCIENCE ART 2012 in Central House of Art, Moskow, Russia



All rights reserved. (c)2012
V4W.ENKO - sound, visual graphics, algorithmic concept, programming
julia borovaya - basic concept, art, curation
Edward Rakhmanov - chemical consultant, chemical reaction algorithm



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