Cover photo © Michela Benaglia
“Wooden Waves” is an installation originally conceived for the windmill of Harplinge, which is now turned into a hub for experimental arts (HarpArtLab), for the BZZZ! international sound art festival (July 2015).
“Wooden waves” is a tactile sound installation that uses a wooden floor as a vibrating surface and lets people feel the movement of sound vibrations along their bodies, when lying on the floor.
Eight sources of vibration are controlled separately, so that a spatialization of the tactile sensation is achieved. The movement of the sound/vibration through the wooden planks recalls the swinging movement of waves, a basic form which is also the form of the sound oscillation itself.