Infrasound As Art Installation

12 October, 2012

A new sound installation titled "Anxious" by Anish Kapoor was engineered by Aerotrope and is receiving great reviews since opening at the Lisson Gallery, London. The piece is experimenting with infrasound perception designed to evoke feelings of unease in the visitor by reverberating inaudible sound in different parts of one's body. Having previously worked on sound installations helped our engineers realise this challenging idea. Aerotrope also engineered the new sculpture pictured above, a Corten-steel piece named Intersection.

This work is interesting for Aerotrope's engineers also for the fact that it links in with our wind energy engineering. Noise emissions from wind turbines are of real concern for the general public and the wind industry. We studied the phenomenon of infrasound in detail for this art installation, with first hand experiments. This research integrates with our attendance at the EWEA technical workshop on wind turbine noise, thus cross-pollinating our engineering work in art and wind.


image: photograph by Aerotrope, © Anish Kapoor

Tags: Anxious, Anish Kapoor, Lisson, infrasound, sound art

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