Microcosmos by Alba Triana
as part of XXIV SUBTROPICS Festival
On view: July 5 – September 3, 2017
Opening Reception: July 5, 2017 | 7-10 pm
Location: ArtCenter/South Florida | 924 Lincoln Road #209, Miami Beach

Based on the fundamental notion that all physical bodies vibrate, Microcosmos was conceived as a vibrational sculpture in which energy is used to excite an object, in this case a cymbal, in order to poetically explore it’s vibrational modes, the natural and characteristic patterns in which an object vibrates, its fundamental physical properties.

A cymbal is excited to amplify, sonically and visually, its intrinsic resonance modes, making them perceivable, revealing a hidden Microcosmos of vibration which becomes the material of an eight-minute loop composition.

At the beginning of the piece, the cymbal vibrates in a quiet resonance mode, displaying a four-node pure wave around it’s contour. As the piece unfolds, it evolves through different levels of excitation, allowing the cymbal’s harmonic richness to be heard and seen, evoking a choreography.

Behind the sculpture, the shade of the vibrating cymbal is seen on a two dimensional luminous circle. This bi-dimensional plane completes and reinforces the multidimensional nature of the work: A musical piece, taking form of a sculpture, is reflected in a bi-dimensional plane, encompassing the temporal, the visual and the spatial.

Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday 12-6PM | Saturday – Sunday 12-8PM

Free & open to the public.

ArtCenter South Florida Studios: 924 Lincoln Road
Office: 924 Lincoln Road, Suite 205 | Miami Beach, FL 33139 | (p) 305.674.8278 (f) 305.674-8772