Gokce Coskun

Research Assistant
Textile Design Department, Gazi University
Ankara, Turkey

“If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.”
Nicola Tesla

This work is about resonance experiment of Ernst Chladni, German physicist and musician, which visualize the effects of vibrations on mechanical surfaces. According to the experiment, when resonating, a metal plate whose surface was lightly covered with sand, the vibration causes the sand to move and concentrate along the nodal lines and these lines create amazing geometrical shapes. The patterns formed by these lines are called Chladni figures.

Geometry of Sound
Geometry of Sound
55 x 89 cm
cotton fabric, fabric dye

In this work, a Chladni figure which occurs in 1820 Hz. Frequency, is applied by batik dyeing technique on the fabrics. This geometric pattern is both geometrical and symmetrical shape which is appropriate to use for textile pattern design.
Dimensions, spaces and placement of four pieces of batik dyed fabrics are planned according to Fibrionacci sequence.