An image of Sonix

Stanislaus Ostoja-Kotkowski

(Poland, Australia 28 Dec 1922 – 02 Apr 1994)

Sonix

Location
Not on display
Further information

'Sonix' was commissioned from the artist by the Peter Stuyvesant Trust in 1968. It was intended as an addition to the successful 'Art of the Space Age' exhibition which ran at the Art Gallery of South Australia at the end of 1968 and, following completion, was shown at state and regional galleries across the country in 1971 and 1972.

The 'chromasonic unit' is activated by music, the computerised notes of which create a series of flashing lights. The softer the note the softer the glow; the stronger the note the more violent the flash of light.

© Australian Art Department, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2005

Year
(circa 1969)
Media
Sculpture, Time-based art
Medium
light and sound sculpture
Credit
Gift of the Peter Stuvyesant Trust 1972
Accession number
55.1972.a-d
Copyright
@ Estate of Stanislaus Ostoja-Kotkowski