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Black Hole Horizon turns sounds into 3D objects

By Marc Martens

Thom Kubli’s work of art “Black Hole Horizon” turns sounds into three-dimensional objects. Big black horns emit deep tones that form soap bubbles. CurTec drums play a modest role in this futuristic art installation.

Black Hole Horizon liquid drumThree huge black horns use compressed air to produce deep sounds that collide with fine membranes out of soapy water. The sound waves turn into big bubbles that slowly float through space until they burst.

Apart from the hard foam horns, air and liquid tubing, servo engines and computers, the installation also needs a container to hold the soap bubble liquid. Thom: “Through its dimensions and smart design, the CurTec drum fits into quite narrow spaces and still provides sufficient volume for liquid distribution. That´s a great feature because in my art installations everything should look quite precise and minimalistic.”

Click here to read how Thom came up with the idea for “Black Hole Horizon,” which challenges he faced executing his concept and what the name actually means. Or see Black Hole Horizon in action:

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