Artist Fabian Oefner used only coloured salt and a speaker to visually capture ‘sound’ as shown in the stunning images above.
According to Oefner (via My Modern Met), “The idea of the series is to build a bridge between the acoustical and the visual world.”
To set up the project, Oefner wraps a very thin piece of plastic on top of a speaker and places salt, colored with pigments, on top. When the speaker begins to vibrate with music, the plastic vibrates and these odd looking sculptures form for just a fraction of a second. By connecting a microphone to the flash trigger, Oefner is able to capture these very brief moments where sound colorfully dances along the surface of the speaker.