Wind from Nowhere

Wind from Nowhere: A sound installation by Haein Kang.

My everyday landscape is changed from skyscraper to trees when I migrated from Seoul to Seattle. Various species of trees were my first impression of Seattle. It was very beautiful that the tree leaves trembled by the wind. I’d like to reproduce the beautiful moment mechanically.

The branches were swaying. The twigs vibrated. The leaves brushed each other. The soft rustling of leaves went around here and there following the wind.

Various materials were examined to create the rubbing leaves sound like a foley effect. And I found paper is the closest it. Also, an elastic crank system was designed to produce the delicate movement of the tree leaves. A certain day and a certain place of wind data trigger the mechanical device. The day I arrived in Seattle, and Seattle-tacoma international airport. The decimal numbers of wind data create wind phenomena!

m/sec

calm

2.6

1.5

2.1

2.6

1.5

2.6

2.6

4.1

3.6

4.6

3.1

3.6

3.6

5.7

5.1

5.1

5.7

5.1

4.1

4.6

4.1

1.5

scale

0

5

3

4

5

3

5

5

8

7

9

6

7

7

11

10

10

11

10

8

9

8

3

PWM

25

129

87

108

129

87

129

129

192

171

213

150

171

171

255

234

234

255

234

192

213

192

87

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