Experience Bompas & Parr's supernatural voice installation at this year's MERGE Festival. The creative duo have conceived an art installation which transposes your voice to infrasound to give visitors supernatural experiences at Hilton London Bankside's swimming pool.
'Voice of God' is a world first; the only time that infrasound has been creatively used to give people a spectral visitation. The physical installation poses questions about consciousness, our perception of the physical world and our understanding of the supernatural.
Bompas & Parr has worked with acoustic scientists to design and build the sound-based installation that appears to connect you with the supernatural. A custom sound system created by TPI Sound will broadcast infrasound at 19 Hz. This frequency is below the regular hearing threshold of a human but is the resonant frequency of the human eyeball. These low-frequency vibrations can cause the eyeball to distort activating the rods and cones in your eyes through pressure rather than light.
The soundscape itself is being created by composer and sound designer Dom James. Guests are invited to use their own voice to trigger seemingly supernatural and divine visions through the medium of sound.