Frame + Boundaries


Experiments to record in some cases the boundary of a shapes existence as it is destroyed by sound and other laws of science, thereby highlighting and making apparent something that otherwise would be unseen, such as harmonics in a flowing river become evident with time and long exposures where as the sound wave of an explosion need to capture in extremely short time samples. This partly delves into the point that we have to visualise within a frame, communicate with a frame in the digital era, yet our brains are used to seeing a whole environment. Linking in with ideas of the photograph in the digital era, as mentioned by the Phototrix and the refractogram, here sound waves, fluid mechanics some short lived others long-lived, harmonics are made visible in the natural environment and studio.



Science at work in the environment through photography

A boundary is the border between things, a divide; how do things in the natural world tackle this juncture. It could be the struggle of existence and the need to establish life as the water of life cuts its way through the surface of the planet as a river, or the physical boundary that no longer exists due to its destruction, but its consequences are recorded in the split second it collapses. Inspired by Berenice Abbot and her documenting science approach, how does this equate to the real world outside of the science laboratory?


A boundary and edge is a dynamic interface, it is shared yet at the same time may represent a location or point where tension, change and evolutionary pressures are at a maximum. This could be political, cultural, physical, and environmental in its manner.



Boundary noun, plural boundaries.

1.  something that indicates bounds or limits; a limiting or bounding line.

2.  Also called frontier. Mathematics. the collection of all points of a given set having the property that every neighbourhood of each point contains points in the set and in the complement of the set.



Frame noun

1. a border or case for enclosing a picture, mirror, etc.

2. a rigid structure formed of relatively slender pieces, joined so as to surround sizable empty spaces or non-structural panels, and generally used as a major support in building or engineering works, machinery, furniture, etc.





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