Exploration of Concept (Part III)

Continuing from here, I looked further into more theories about effects on sound on water. One of the more common videos I saw from social media was Masaru Emoto’s water crystal experiments that proposed the idea that water responds to human’s consciousness and intent by freezing the water that was exposed to different spoken words and even letting water see images and videos. This is the result of such experiments:

It promotes the idealisation of stereotypical connotations by linking words such as ‘love’ and ‘peace’ to beautiful results as do most of the other media/videos – something that seems otherworldly, an ideal, mostly captivating in terms of visual aesthetics. The purpose of these might be to appeal to people’s feelings and attraction to the mysterious and try to sell something.

I also found out about The Ancient Solfeggio Frequencies. The frequencies “make up the ancient 6-tone scale thought to have been used in sacred music, including the beautiful and well known Gregorian Chants. The chants and their special tones were believed to impart spiritual blessings when sung in harmony.” (Source)


According to this website: “…the third note, frequency 528, relates to the note MI on the scale and derives from the phrase “MI-ra gestorum” in Latin meaning “miracle.” Stunningly, this is the exact frequency used by genetic biochemists to repair broken DNA – the genetic blueprint upon which life is based!”


For people who believe in the aforementioned, is it their faith in science or the sacred?

The nature of the work that I wish to produce takes advantage of people’s curiosity and attraction to aesthetic things. People are also naturally speculative and sceptical, but not completely, which means that there is always a chance of convincing a person to subscribe to something new. Thus, I am thinking of making an artwork that employs a fictional method of melting ice which results in rather aesthetic outcomes. This method leverages on existing scientific concepts.

To be continued…

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