Translating Waves

With the help of my collaborators, I am  ‘translating’ Planck’s visual information into sound, in an effort to comment on language as code, and the problems of translation from one code to another: what is gained, what is lost and what is transformed.

I also touch on interpretation as we are arbitrarily assigning different wave periods to different colours of the map of the universe. The chain of events: Planck measured microwaves and then scientists interpreted microwaves into colour, which is another type of electromagnetic wave. I translate colour into sound, which is a pressure wave that cannot exist in vacuum. In this way, I  hope to comment on the very moment of the Big Bang, when light was released, and  light was able to travel before sound could.

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