Cymagica at Gratifly!
The purpose and scope of the cymagica art installation series is to give participants a multisensory comprehension of the sounds that are occurring all around and within them at any moment, in a live and interactive setting.
What is Cymatics?
Sound can be made visible through the vibration of various materials, from water to oils, to sugars and sands, creating resonance patterns that give rise to symmetry, form, and pattern, mimicking various cosmic functions from simple ripple effects, to spiraling galaxy formations, to the organization of cellular organisms… all can be seen within the patterns created by sound interference, showing the sacred resonant processes that shape and connect us all.
Why is this important?
Sound has been used for millennia as a healing force, mentally, physically, and spiritually. Various multitudes of instruments have been crafted, such as didgeridoos, tuning forks, and song bowls, to channel the natural vibrations of the universe and return flow and pattern to the physical body. By merging technology and these ancient practices, we are able to create our own devices as incredible tools and visual aids that educate and inspire individuals on a variety of different levels. Since my own discovery of cymatics within the water I placed in my Tibetan bowls during my practice, I have delved deep into personal study, experimentation, and creation in an attempt to share this harmonious resonance with all.
The Opportunity at hand
Interaction with the crowd
We will be providing instruments from guitars to synthesizers, microphones, and other implements of sonic oscillation to allow participants to see their OWN vibrations reflected back at them, and we would love to invite any musician (vocalist, instrumentalist, or even DJ!) or non-musician alike to bring their gifts and instruments to patch into the sound board we will be providing.
What We Need
In order to create the installation we want to see, we need your help! By supporting this project, you are helping us to spread our passion and knowledge of cymatics with the world.
For Gratifly festival, we will be building a new cymatics device from the ground-up onsite. This requires materials such as powered amplifiers and speakers, waterproofing materials, and construction materials for the base of the device. We will also need to build a weather structure from bamboo and tarp.
To broadcast the imagery, we will need an HD projector and screen.We also need various vibratory media, such as fluids and particulate matter.
Here is a comprehensive list of our needs in an itemized budget.
The materials we will be vibrating include:
Vegetable Oil (non-palm)
And of course... YOU!
This will be our sixth event performing cymatics, from small to large events, and no other event quite encapsulates the energy that Gratifly provides. In the hills of Lake Hartwell in South Carolina, Gratifly provides a vessel for personal growth and experience unlike any other. Coming early and helping build the stage and temple last year was one of the most inspirational experiences of my life, and I witnessed firsthand the power of the individual and the group to build dream into reality. This spurred me to share my gift with the live music community in a secretly educational, highly interactive and inspirational space. We would love to come inspire and show others how powerful following your dreams can be!
Thank you for your time and consideration! We're looking forward to playing around in our sonic playground with you. If you can't donate money, please consider donating your energy by sharing this campaign through social media.
See you at Gratifly! (((<3)))
Cymagica Art Collective