Sonic Failure is a multidisciplinary installation that incorporates glass sculptures, speakers, film, drawings, generative code, and
a combination of wood, glass, and electronic materials.
The installation comprises glass objects that bear semblance to being distorted by an explosion or mimicking the anatomy of the inner ear.
The glass objects have been programmed to play a sequence of code via a supercollider coding environment, typically used in music making. The sounds emanating from the glass objects consist of various sine wave washes that are modulated to replicate the auditory experience one might encounter following an explosion.
It simulates the sound of a piano falling from the sky or a military aircraft hovering over Gaza.
Originally conceived as a sound installation devoid of many visible elements, the artist later created speakers to complement the glass sculptures. The speakers, designed by the artist, deviate from prioritizing form over aesthetics. The artist opted for a design
that captures the organic, emotional, and fluid nature of sound.
The speakers serve as a representation of the artist's extensive exploration of fragmented and traumatic narratives.
Trauma is often triggered by a plethora of sensory cues, such as specific smells, lights, images, sounds, or conversations, and the artwork seeks to depict this fragmented experience.
Overall, the installation reflects the artist's intricate attention
to detail and nuanced exploration of the emotional and sensory impact of trauma.