Sasha Vom Dorp’s “15.15 Hz” interactive multimedia exhibition plays with viewers’ auditory, visual and tactile senses to communicate change in time through light and sound, and is currently on display in The Kellogg Gallery until Oct.18.
The exhibition is titled “Sasha Vom Dorp 15.15 Hz” because it is inspired by the sounds generated at such speed and how they would appear travelling through time and water.
Vom Dorp’s art explores the idea of different dimensions, as the exhibition features two, three, four and five-dimensional pieces, with his utilization of photographs and interactive technology.
Originally from New Mexico and based in Los Angeles, California and Taos, New Mexico, Vom Dorp has exhibiting his art since 1992 in various galleries and collections across the world, from North America to Europe to Asia.
The goal of the exhibition is to expand the limits of perception.
Sara Thomas, a fourth-year hospitality management student, appreciated Vom Dorp’s ability to photograph movement.
“I think it’s really cool and I like art and photography so I thought it was interesting. I like that you can go and see refractory light. You can tell some of [the photographs] are moving and some are still and some are moving in a certain motion,” Thomas said.
As viewers wander through the photo gallery and into various installations, sounds of water play throughout the gallery, creating a relaxing and peaceful ambience and immersive experience.
Vibrating benches, massage chairs and headphones playing classical music accompany the video projections.
Vom Dorp combines his art with hands-on technology to stimulate viewers’ senses through touch, sight and sound.
A separate room encourages viewers to interact with the art.
Outside noise and movement blend with light in one of Vom Dorp’s more unique pieces.
The gallery is perfect for students looking for a place to take a break and de-stress between classes.
Anahy Gonzalez, a third-year food and nutrition student, stumbled into the Kellogg Gallery for the first time and was pleased to find this exhibit.
“It was my first time here. I thought it was pretty cool and relaxing. You get to experience sound and feeling and everything,” Gonzalez said.
For graphic designer and gallery assistant Indra Karki, the meaning behind Vom Dorp’s installation is what made it worth visiting.
“To me, it’s more like seeing life in slow motion. The artist uses light as a medium for sight and sound and a machine to take pictures of light and sound going through water. It’s like something you see every day, but you ignore it,” Karki said.
Karki also admired the uniqueness of the installation and said, “It’s like seeing light and sound through the water perspective and getting to see that captured, it’s really amazing.”
Entrance to The Kellogg Gallery is free to the public and open Mondays and Tuesdays from 4-8 p.m., and Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m.
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