The Observatory Project
Honorary Mention of Collide 2021
Formed in 2017 after encountering gravitational wave sonifications, The Observatory Project is the collaborative research-led project of Eamon Edmundson-Wells and Ziggy Lever that explores making in relation to scientific processes. This project operates at the intersection of art and science, by using sound, video, custom made electronics, and sculptural installation asa means to diagram, interpret, and imagine scientific processes of observation. To facilitate this research, The Observatory Project designed and built the Adaptable Sound Interferometry Equipment (A SINE), a series of modular sound generating sculptures that spans across perspex housed devices and large steel cabinets. Recent research includes sea-cliff interferometry, ‘not- measuring’, provisional making in observatories, and documentation of machine calibrations.