Aernoudt Jacobs

Color of Noise

FILE Sao Paulo 2022 | Hypersonica
Electronic Language International Festival

“Color Of Noise” initially started while researching electroactive polymers and other metamaterials. The work combines an artificial muscle with a speaker foil. When the material contracts, the sounds emitted by the speaker sound differently because the inherent sound reflections of the speaker change. The sounds emitted by the installation are an accumulation of the omnipresent sounds that we both consciously and unconsciously daily produce. They become a noise because they are a summation of all possible frequencies, they form a condensed sonic imprint of our postmodern soundscape.


Aernoudt Jacobs is a Belgian artist working primarily with the medium of sound. His work is both phenomenological and empirical. It has its origins in acoustic and technological research and investigates how sounds can trigger sonic processes that will affect the observer’s scope of perception. His work focuses on a central question: how can the complexity, richness and stratification of our direct, daily environment be translated into something that can really be experienced. His work has been exhibited internationally. In addition to his artistic practice Jacobs co-directs with Christoph De Boeck Overtoon, a platform and production facility for sound art based in the center of Brussels.