“What color red sound like?”
Created by the South Korean sound artists GRAYCODE and jiiiiin
#include red is base on specific relationships, on between what we hear and what we see.
This work is a result of thoughts on human’s audiovisual sense and how those two different visual and auditory senses related together and substitute each other.
Through the approach of substitutive relationship, the color red can be the substitute for the lowest frequency regarding audio frequency. It started with the simple imagination that red might be in low-frequency area if we listen the color red.
“Their first group work was begun from a question: “what does the colour red sound like?”
The wavelength that we can see with eyes, namely visible wavelengths has certain colors as well as inherent frequency.
Human classify recognizable area through sensory organ and activate area corresponding 630~700nm of wavelength in visible ray as a structure of language so that they name a color “red”.
Red has lowest frequency among visible rays which represent 20Hz when transformed into wavelength of sound. Then, a sound of 20Hz is ‘mi’ or ‘fa’ of three octaves? In general, red designates the color. However, GRAYCODE and JIIIIIN used vocabulary of color more widely. They switched color to sound on the basis of concrete relationship rather than mere impression. The color and sound were programmed into image and sound through numbers and code and accurate data of algorithm structure such as blueprint. And sound which was changed as color became red.
Color fill up space while sound fill up time. Their works made with computer language of binary system with numerous 0 and 1 went through variation as they are substituted by color and sound. In fact, was based on accurate data programmed sound. But when we face their works in inhibition, we can see, listen and feel intensity of colors and tension of sound first. All of their works seek a change toward space of change and expanded space through color of intense light and sound direction while arousing our sensuous media sensitivity. And they do experimental work in structural mixture of two senses, i.e. area of synaesthesia by digital media.
This exhibition will show works that combines red color and its corresponding frequency and give sensual experience that audience can see, listen and feel in space. Since this works fill up space and time with red, audience can commit themselves to changing color and sound while moving space beyond merely appreciating works. Now, it is for audience to find the sound of red.