10.11.11 by Jeff

20 Hz

“20 Hz”, an animation by Ruth Jarman and Joe Gerhardt (Semiconductor). I read the entire description of this video on Vimeo and I still have no idea what I’m looking at!

20 Hz by Semiconductor Ruth Jarman and Joe Gerhardt

Watch the video below!














Jeff
Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.



  • Sonja

    This is mesmerizing.

  • Rachael

    Semiconductor are favourites of mine. you should really check out their back catalogue. Their work is often shown here in Brighton, UK and watching their work online just doesn’t quite compare to the physical installations.

  • Think of it as visualizations of sound waves that you see when listening to music.. but instead of interpreting music (like through a microphone), they’re reading radio waves from the Earth’s upper atmosphere using data from the CARISMA radio array.

    • its crazy to think these waves exist all around us all the time

      • @Jeff

        Regarding ever-present waves, you might enjoy Nathaniel Rich’s article ‘For Whom The Cell Tolls’ in the May 2010 issue of Harper’s.

      • cool ill look for it!

  • 20 Hz is inaudible to the human ear for the most part. Especially on computer speakers. If you played 20Hz on some really high quality powered subs you would almost hear the heaviest bass to rattle you rump to. If you stood next to those subs your shirt would be shaking and the air would be hot. Infra-sound is a natural phenomenon that generates real low frequencies (around 20 Hz) from atmospheric aberrations close to the ocean surface and lower atmosphere. There are certain places on earth where this can be experienced. You might get a weird creepy sensation that cant be explained on some cold dark skied beach in the northern hemisphere. It sounds like they are basing it off of infrasound, but the sound is not accurate.

  • Tony

    it’s the radiation from a solar storm, the radiation waves have been captured and replicated as audio, as well as in a visual format.

  • Andreas

    Sometimes it looks like that cornflour, water, low, frequence experiment thing. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UU7iuJ98fRQ&feature=related

  • Dan

    I feel like the waves are trying to talk to me

  • henry wilcox

    youre looking at electiricty baby

  • simply beautiful! We have tweeted it!





23.05.17 by Staff

Los Angeles Warehouse Transformed into a 150,000 Square Foot Art Exhibition

British artist Simon Birch and a team of 20 collaborators have constructed an elaborate series of interconnected installations in a vacant warehouse on the outskirts of downtown Los Angeles. Covering 3 acres of space with a mix of sculpture, video, paintings and performance pieces, the exhibition is a direct response to the current political climate. A celebration of creativity, diversity and unity, Birch explains: “Given the current fragile state of the world, we need unity more than ever… and we need action.”

While encouraging positivity, possibility and a safe space for people to come together, The 14th Factory is exactly that — a call to action that doesn’t shy away from provoking a response (or at least an Instagram photo). One installation is an exact replica of the iconic room from 2001: A Space Odyssey, while another is filled with 300 pitchforks hanging from the ceiling above the guests!

Check out more images from the project below or on display at 440 N. Ave 19 Los Angeles, California until May 31.

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22.05.17 by Jeff

Booooooom TV Guide

Lots of new videos to check out on our video platform, Booooooom TV, and be sure to check out all our director interviews in the feature section. Here’s a few to check out this week:

 

1 – Watch: “Coeur Croisé” – The art direction in this is A+.

2 – Watch: “Disillusionment of 10 Point Font” – One of our favs this year!

3 – Watch: “Orion” – not exactly sure how they created this effect.

4 – Watch: “Hills Beyond a River” – a mesmerizing journey through a city.

5 – Watch: “A Continuous Shape” – lovely portrait of a stone carver.

 

 

22.05.17 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Justin Bauer

A selection of artwork and images by Los Angeles-based Justin Bauer. More work below.

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22.05.17 by Jeff

Vancouver-Based OURO Collective Present “Tangent”

Last week we shot some rehearsal footage of our friends, Vancouver-based dance collective OURO, as they prepared for their first full-length show, “Tangent”. The group has spent the past year exploring movements from each member’s diverse dance background to create a story. Their unique voice is a combination of street and contemporary dance twisted into a language all its own.

For this show they’ve also collaborated with Vancouver artist Kutcorners to create original music inspired by their movements. You can listen to Tangent HERE or on iTunes and it’ll be released on Spotify shortly!

We are proud to be a media partner for OURO’s two performances this week at Orpheum’s Annex theatre (May 25th/26th). If you live in Vancouver come check it out! Their work is fun, accessible and inspiring, regardless of your knowledge of dance. There are only two performances and tickets are going fast (previous shows on Granville Island sold out completely).

Tickets: Get your tickets HERE.

 

OURO Collective Website

OURO Collective on Instagram

 

 

22.05.17 by Jeff

Illustrator Spotlight: Erik Svetoft

Drawings by illustrator Erik Svetoft. More images below.

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