Sasha Vom Dorp
Sasha Raphael vom Dorp has made these photographs to better know his place in the universe. Our ability to travel the cosmos being limited, he’s built a machine in an attempt to observe elemental transactions. He’s created a mechanical solution to what is a metaphysical problem, forcing basic elements of perception —sound, light, and matter—into a single frame. These are photographs of sound encountering sunlight, as seen through the medium of water.
Sasha Raphael vom Dorp has been exhibiting his work since 1992. A practice that began with painting in oils has evolved into creating kinetic sculpture, photography, and interactive multimedia installations. His current work employs a bespoke machine that allows him to see sound waves as they interact with sunlight and matter. His work has been featured on PBS and published in the NYTimes. Having lived in Sweden, Mexico, Taiwan, the Philippines, and Los Angeles, he’s returned home to Taos, NM where he works and lives with his wife and four children.