An installation that is all at once light and sound. Sonic Diffraction is a way to read textures with laser. The laser points to a solar panel that transcribes the energy it receives in sound. Plexiglas discs of different textures rotate between two. The asperities of the plexiglass diffract the laser beam and create different sounds. Since light is a visible electromagnetic wave and one of the four forces that governs our universe, Antoine Boucly, who is passionate about physics, wants to transform it into a sonic wave. He then draws another meaning from it, which is auditory rather than simply visual.
Production: Transcultures, as part of Emergences Numerique et Sonores, in partnership with Arts2. Coordination of the workshops in 2017: Emilien Baudelot, Julien Poidevin.
Physics is one of the great passions of Antoine Boucly. He feeds from it and nourishes his artistic approach. In all his works we feel this intention towards physics and forces that govern our universe, electromagnetic waves, mechanical waves, and magnetism. He tries to analyze them, to understand them and to subdue them. He wants us to feel them, to visualize them, sometimes with an alternate meaning…the light becomes audible, the sound becomes visual.