"I am in that sense a sculptor, but I have only a 5000th of a second to build my sculpture."
February 17, 2012 8:04 AM   Subscribe

Martin Klimas, an artist best known for his work in the medium of "temporary sculptures" [previously], is now trying to illustrate what music looks like.

By using paint positioned over the diaphragm of a speaker, and playing percussive works like Miles Davis and Kraftwerk, he is able to capture high speed photographs of the vibrations as the colors leap into the air.

For anyone just looking for the artwork: here are the temporary sculptures [ 12 345678910 ]

And here are the pieces from Painting with Sound [ 123456 ]

posted by quin (2 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Those exploding figurines are amazing. Some of the food ones are good too, but the idea of putting fighting figures into those break-apart action poses was genius.

The music...meh. It looks way more jumbly than music sounds. This is what music looks like.
posted by DU at 8:19 AM on February 17, 2012

The temporary sculptures are absolute genius. The new ones are pretty cool too, but I'm gonna have to track down a print or two of those shattering figures.

This is what Giant Steps looks like, anyway.
posted by cmoj at 9:27 AM on February 17, 2012

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