This interactive installation sheds light on the phenomenon of communication, by displaying the path taken by the waves generated by voices and other sounds. Here, the fundamental means of interpersonal communication, speech, is disconnected from language. Instead, it becomes a cascade of waves and luminous pulses, illustrating the fascinating trajectories of sound. The spectator sees their message move from one end of the circles to the other and witnesses how small gestures and invisible reverberations can have a big impact.
Spectrum is also an intimate listening experience, in which the spectator is invited to engage with others in a sound-and-light dialogue.
Spectrum was presented in December 2018 at Salford Quays as part of the Lightwaves digital light festival and in 2019, 2020 and 2021 in Montréal.