Using recordings uploaded to YouTube, Louivere+Vanessa broadcast audio files through a digital spectrometer to create images. These were then printed, using archival inkjet printer, onto handmade Japanese kozo paper, which was dibond primed with gesso, covered in gold leaf, and coated with resin. The resulting photographs are aural visualizations of an elusive noise: the Hum. Above is a recording from Bristol, England.
Visualization of a Hum recording from Taos, New Mexico.
Visualization of a Hum recording from Windsor, Ontario.
Louviere + Vanessa
I think these were commissioned especially for a New Republic article titled The Maddening Sound?