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Title: Megaphonia
Production year:Year:2013
Material:ソノシート、スライドプロジェクター (Slide) / ソノシート、タイプCプリント (Print)
Flexi disc, Slide projector (Slide) / Flexi disc, C-Print (Print)
Width(mm):Variable(Slide) / 495(Print)
Depth(mm):Variable(Slide) / 35(Print)
Height(mm):Variable(Slide) / 495(Print)

すべての音は蓄音機のレコードの上に曲線として現わされる―(寺田寅彦『試験管』より)
音が溝になり、再度溝をなぞると音になる。このことは非常に単純な仕組みであるが、一本の溝にすべての音が含まれているという事実は未だ驚きである。四角く切り出したソノシートを引き延ばし機にセットし、印画紙にプリントした。レコードの溝は数百倍に拡大され、音の形を目でなぞることが可能になる。聴覚を拡大することと視覚を拡大することを合わせると、眼で音に触れるとでも言うべき触覚的体験を生み出す。

All sounds can be expressed as curves on the surface of a phonograph record.
––Torahiko Terada, from Test Tube
Sounds are translated into record grooves, and tracing the grooves produces the sounds again. It’s an extremely simple mechanism, but the fact that all those sounds can be compressed into a single groove remains amazing to this day.

I placed flexi-discs, cut into squares, on an enlarger, and printed the images on paper. The records’ grooves are magnified hundreds of times, allowing us to trace the forms of sounds with our eyes.
Combining amplification of the auditory with magnification of the visual creates a tactile sensation, as if we can feel the sounds with our eyes.

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Megaphonia (Slide) Fig.1276 Tetsuo Ito
Megaphonia (Slide) Fig.1269 Tetsuo Ito
Megaphonia (Slide) Fig.1270 Tetsuo Ito
Megaphonia (Slide) Fig.1271 Tetsuo Ito
Megaphonia (Slide) Fig.1272 Tetsuo Ito
Megaphonia (Slide) Fig.1273 Tetsuo Ito
Megaphonia (Slide) Fig.1274 Tetsuo Ito
Megaphonia (Slide) Fig.1275 Tetsuo Ito
Megaphonia (Print-A) Fig.1073 Nobutada Omote
Megaphonia (Print-B) Fig.1074 Nobutada Omote
Megaphonia (Print-C) Fig.1075 Nobutada Omote
Megaphonia (Print-D) Fig.1076 Nobutada Omote
Megaphonia (Print-E) Fig.1077 Nobutada Omote
Megaphonia (Print-F) Fig.1078 Nobutada Omote
Megaphonia (Print-G) Fig.1079 Nobutada Omote
Megaphonia (Print-H) Fig.1080 Nobutada Omote

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