‘Beeyali’ is a Kabi Kabi word meaning ‘to call’. This work visualises the calls of wildlife on Kabi Kabi Country using cymatics, the science of visualising acoustic energy or sound. Beeyali involves a series of experiments using new technologies and different environmental materials to reveal cymatics, including ochre and water.
Originally commissioned for Floating Land 2021, this projection and sound work has been created by the sonic vibrations that become ripples and energy, creating dynamic geometric patterns that reveal the physicality of sound using digital photography. Each sound has an individual pattern, and the wildlife featured in this project have unique geometric visualisation of their call, a sonic fingerprint. This project provides new ways to connect to the environment and discover connections between scientific methods, Indigenous knowledge and new technology