crystalline domain, erin sexton, 2013
a/v installation series
I sugar/contact II copper sulfate/oscillator III crystals/amplifiers
Setting up a hybrid chemistry/electronics laboratory in the studio, Sexton grew crystals from sugar, salt, borax, and copper sulfate, exploring the entire process through sound, video, and microscopy. Walking the line between ritual and experiment, she sonified super saturated solutions with oscillators, amplified crystals and their formation with piezo electric disks, and improvised with tactile open circuits plugged in to all of the above. Raw and aesthetically playful, the resulting sound and video material is presented in real-time, patiently exploring the time-scale of nature, drawing us through immediacy into contact with the micro-macro cosmos.