- The sculptures omit sounds, rich in harmonics and musical intervals. Listening to the sounds produces a response in the brain’s neuro oscillation. The sounds slow the rhythmic activity down from gamma to alpha, benefiting you by relaxing the nervous system. A further reaction is then produced as the body’s circulation system response by decreasing your pulse rate and blood pressure.
- The forms of classic geometry and fractal geometry correspond to the mathematics in nature. They are seen in the shape of an Octahedron and Tetrahedron, and within the repeating patters of reflection and wood and the images of fire and water. Science has shown that the same areas of the brain that respond in a positive way to resonating sound and sound intervals, also light up when you look at geometry and fractals
- The stimulation of your brain when explore the aesthetics within the exhibition releases serotonin, a chemical in the body which contributes to wellbeing and happiness.
- An experiment conducted showed that when people are shown images of water their MRI scan indicated a decrease in cortisol (the stress hormone) production. The activity in the pituitary gland in the brain moves away from a feeling of flight or fight towards a sense of rest and relaxation.
- When you experience something aesthetically pleasing, beautiful in colour, texture etc, you release dopamine, one of the neuro transmitters that lifts our mood and can have a positive change to our mental health.The stimulation of your brain when explore the aesthetics within the exhibition releases serotonin, a chemical in the body which contributes to wellbeing and happiness.
First of three exhibitions of new work exploring a multi-sensory engagement, geometric sculptural installations, five elements and therapeutic sounds.
Nothing ‘is’ Immediate is a collaborative project and exhibition by Tony Spencer and Kate Street that explores the relationship between the elements of Fire and Water. Responding to the tangible and sacred geometric aspects of these elements, the artists have devised a synergetic installation, which is activated by the movement of the viewer within the space. The works will also function as a platform for a series of streamed therapeutic sound baths that invite viewers to engage through sensorial visual and audio elements.
Gallery: Artspace Portsmouth
Launch Date: Soft Opening – Friday 23 October 2020 4pm – 8pm (bookable via eventbrite)
Open 11am – 4pm on Sat 24, Sun 25, Fri 30, Sat 31 Oct, Sun 1 Nov
Virtual Sound Bath event via zoom in the Gallery Sun 25 October 4pm – 5pm (book via eventbrite)
Address: 27 Brougham Rd, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO5 4PA
Phone: 02392 874523 Email: [email protected]
Nothing ‘is’ Immediate is supported by public funding from the National Lottery through Arts Council England.
Over the weekend I celebrating a project milestone, with a Studio Soft Opening. I’ve built and created a space during Lockdown, which enables me to continue my practice safely, construct several sculptures, informing process, creating opportunity, expanding my carpentry skills and meeting my ambitions.
I could only invite four people at one time, but it was invaluable to test the new electronic components I have been working on to create audience activated sounds, which emanate from my sculptures. As the audience walked around the work, they triggered the infrared connected polyphonic sounds of the sculptures Cube and Icosahedra. The sounds, connected to the geometry and associated with the elements Earth and Water, relax and calm brainwaves to a meditative Alpha state.
Very much appreciate the peer feedback from artists.