MicroSonical Shining Biospheres

by artists <SA/JO>


MicroSonical Shining Biospheres is an audio-visual art installation by the artist group <SA/JO> and is inspired by neuro-scientific aesthetics and bionics. The installation investigates the normally inaudible acoustic micro cosmos of animal noises and natural sounds. The resulting audible composition is supported by visualizations on an immersive  180° LED panel screen.

MicroSonical Shining Biospheres No. 1 (2009) was produced for the ZKM’s twentieth anniversary and exhibited in 2009 and early 2010 at the ZKM_Cube’s SubRoom.

The software I wrote in 2010 (“LED Composer”) allows the artists to gain more precise control over parameters of the LED installation and serves as an easy and flexible way to do further experiments with the custom 180° panel screen for upcoming installations. Furthermore the software can freely adapt to different LED panel setups and configurations.

For more information on the installation please see:

Exhibition at ZKM (04.07.2009-10.01.2010)
<SA/JO> Artists’ homepage



Biospheres Installation View

View of the installation © Reinhard E. Vollmer