Revealing the Unseen

Interview with Evan Grant
Author: Paulina Amador

Evan Grant startlingly shows the evidence of sound and vibrations as being the source of all matter. His passion for Cymatics, the study of wave phenomena inspired him to unveil the hidden worlds, which are only obvious to those who look closer into the source of all nature. This inspiration brought him to develop numerous art installations that reveal the unseen, through technologies that show the multi-colors, energies and frequencies that lie at the core of all realities.

Grant, is the founder of Collective Seeper. He started the company during his first year of study at Bournemouth University and has been working as director, developer and producer for the past 14 years, with a self-applied remit for innovation-led wonderment. Their work is described as: “Exploring natural user interaction and ubiquitous computing to create multi-sensorial experiences and memories.”

Evan has worked with companies and organizations such as TED, Google, Nokia, V&A, Volkswagen, Glastonbury Festival, Sony, Vimeo, Oakley, Ford, Creative Review, Nike, Reebok, Science Museum, AMD, Xbox, Intel, Unilever, and Aldeburgh Music

SuperConsciousness Magazine spoke to Evan Grant about “Cymatics” art installations and the scientific applications behind it.

SC: What inspired you to study the science behind Cymatics?

EG: I find it fascinating and surprising that such a complex and seemingly fundamental natural phenomenon is not seen as a credible science. Even though it has been explored by some of the great masters, modern science seems to mostly ignored it.

SC: What led you to explore and evolve its artistic applications?

EG: The artistic application of cymatics is how I discovered it. I’m obsessive about sculpting light through various mediums. Working with a team of collaborators on a commission for the Aldeburgh music festival we began to notice how water acted as a stunning natural projection medium. This lead us to create this installation:

SC: Why do you consider that it is important for people to know that they affect their environment with their thoughts, movement, actions and vibrations?

EG: The greater awareness we have of our connectivity to and impact upon our environment, the more chance we have to live in harmony with nature and each other.

SC: Within the process of making sound visible, can you distinguish different levels of frequency that may correlate to specific patterns?

EG: Yes different frequencies create different patterns. Some are more effective or beautiful and detailed than others.

SC: If there is an enormous amount of hidden data within nature, do you consider there could be a potential higher wave resonance which could affect the entire rhythm of our planet?

EG: I think this is a possibility. As humans we are limited by the range of our senses. It appears obvious to me that nature exceeds these ranges. As simple example being the light spectrum. The instruments we have created are able to see far more than we can. This principle replicates throughout nature. Science must continue to open it’s mind to the seemingly impossible. History has consistently shown the resistance of apparent experts to things outside their understanding.

SC: Where do you perceive the technology of Cymatics could take us in the future? Is there a potential wavelength for telepathy, another for levitation, for telekinesis, and one for teleportation?

EG: These are all potential outcomes, who am I to say otherwise. I would like to see cymatics become a real credible area of scientific exploration. It’s potential for aiding our understanding of the world around us is huge.

SC: Why are holograms so important for multi-media’s future?

EG: The word hologram has been misused for marketing purposes. Most of the current display systems refereed to as holograms are in fact digital versions of the victorian ‘peppers ghost’ illusion. True holographic display systems are still in the science future. As this technology progresses it will I suspect become a medium alongside many others for a new wave of data and interface overlays. The challenge is to remove the technology and harmoniously synthesize the information and benefits into the tapestry of our world.

For more information go to: www.seeper.com

Founded in 1998, Seeper is an Arts and Technology collective based in East London and working across the world. They specialise in real world interactive installations and performances, with an ethos to create and capture the essence of experience. Using gestural, tangible and instinctive user interaction and ubiquitous technologies we create artistic, immersive, multi-sensory experiences.