I have watched this video twice now and I’m still not 100% sure of what I am exactly looking at, all I can tell is that it’s incredibly beautiful and somehow can’t get enough of it. It are sound waves that are being visualized and create complex patterns. The video was created by Semiconductor Films, made up of UK artists Ruth Jarman and Joe Gerhardt, who do this kind of stuff more often.
The explanation of this video goes as followed:
20 Hz observes a geo-magnetic storm occurring in the Earth’s upper atmosphere. Working with data collected from the CARISMA radio array and interpreted as audio, we hear tweeting and rumbles caused by incoming solar wind, captured at the frequency of 20 Hertz. Generated directly by the sound, tangible and sculptural forms emerge suggestive of scientific visualisations. As different frequencies interact both visually and aurally, complex patterns emerge to create interference phenomena that probe the limits of our perception.
And indeed, it’s still not completely clear to me what it exactly is and how it works but I certainly enjoy watching it! So turn on your volume and watch this baby full screen and be just as amazed as me!