Whale Vocalizations2019Perspex, 3D print, spray paintBased on my synesthesia interest I translated sound into a solid shape. The optimal use of all senses does not always apply for some of our relatives. Whales are dependent on sound for their mutual communication; the circumstances of water makes sight and smell less perceptible so they have to make extra use of a sensory organ that offers optimal possibilities.Sound is four times more intense in water than on land, so their vocals are of great importance*. In addition to the fascinating ambient vocals produced by various whales was this reinforcing effect on the senses a starting point for me to take four different sound frequencies from four different Atlantic whales.
Shown in a way of superlative adjectives and vice versa; from large to small whale size, from low to high sound frequencIes and from shapeless matter to almost polymorphic.
Blue Whale: Large whale (Max 30 m) with low frequency [19 - 1 Hz]Fin Whale: Medium sized whale (max 27 m) with moderate frequency [23 - 18 Hz]Minke Whale: Small whale (max 10 m) with high frequency [50 - 35 Hz]Unknown Whale: A whale where only the sound fragments has been recorded but the physical whale has never been detected. Humans and most marine animals are unable to hear their high frequency [52+ Hz]
*Because whales are very dependent on each other’s communicative vocals they can get confused by the increased ambient noise in the oceans caused by ships, sonar and marine surveys, so they will misled to wrong destinations.
Research parts of the 52+ Hz-whale as a CMYK-microbe.