COLOR/SOUND (2017)

makey makey, processing, projection

 

This experiment is based on an idea esoteric traditions of Indian religions about seven psychic-energy centers in a body, called 'chakras'.

 

The chakras are believed to be part of the “subtle body” and be connected by energy channels, 'nadis'. Body and mind mutually affect each other.

 

Each of these Chakras symbolically maps to specific human physiological capacity, sounds, colors, and other motifs.

 

I was interested in sound healing and the idea of different notes and frequencies resonating with different chakras and emotions/energies.

 

I connected a children’s percussion set to Processing. Every time you play the percussion it connects each note with the equivalent color. For example, violet connects with a note B.

 

In addition to breathing techniques and meditation, the colors and sound can help to balance our energies.

©2020 Minna Virkki.

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