In her previous work, Rina Nakano asked strangers if she could listen to their heartbeats while she listened to theirs. In oscillate, sound waves are translated into disorder on a photographic medium.
TOP TO BOTTOM, from (“oscillate“)
© Rina Nakano
In this series, the petite photographer repeatedly hit objects, from vegetables to gold glitter, with a pair of drumsticks. The result is a beautiful abstract body of work. Sound may not have been recorded by the medium but the effect can be seen. Chaos and order converge and remerge as a new entity. Enveloped by negative space, the images exude a mysterious allure and power. Ironically, we can only imagine how the physical acts sounded in a vacuum.
More of her works can be seen here.