7.83 Hz, MULTIPLE COUNTRIES, 2016
“At any given moment about 2,000 thunderstorms roll over Earth, producing some 50 flashes of lightning every second. Each lightning burst creates electromagnetic waves that begin to circle around Earth, captured between Earth’s surface and a boundary about 60 miles up. Some of the waves – if they have just the right wavelength – combine, increasing in strength, to create a repeating atmospheric heartbeat known as Schumann resonance.“
Schumann resonances are inaudible atmospheric heartbeats; even at their highest intensity, they only reach an extremely low radio frequency of 7.83Hz.
In Faith47’s new work, this resonance serves as a metaphor for our collective actions, which create an overall reverberation that we can call human nature.
The series is unfolding as Faith47 creates moments of raw intimacy on walls, abandoned buildings, copper screen prints, canvases, lithographs, and multi-screen video installations, weaving in subtle references to the dates of ancient wars and schools of hypnotism.
“Relationships rise and fall; societies blossom and crumble,” says Faith47. “The profound connectedness between us creates and destroys life. We are sensitive and caring, yet at the same time vulnerable and cruel. The foundation of the 7.83Hz project is recognising this duality as well as the profound weight of our interconnectedness.”