Brooks Turner

2014, wood, drywall, plaster, paint, styrofoam, sound, speakers, and fluorescent light, dimensions variable

In 2003, a team of scientists discovered that a supermassive black hole in the Perseus cluster of galaxies was emitting a B flat 53 octaves lower than the human ear can hear. This sculptural installation attempts to represent the black hole at a human scale, the sound in an audible range. 

This form of the black hole is formed with 2000 pounds of plaster and supported by a wood hexagonal frame. The floor was sculpted with 2-inch-thick styrofoam, spray foam, plaster, and floor paint. A pulsing B flat played through hidden speakers vibrates through the space.