6th SENSE is a part of the artist research project META_SIGNAL SONAR SYSTEM

VISUALISATION OF UNIVERSAL SOUND  – logograms of ancestors


Sound is not communication by itself but it has to have feedback to become communication. Sound communication can be seen as telepathic or mind communication, or emotionally responsive communication where no words are needed. Artworks represent a possible look into deeper layers of our inner universe. The meaning of these shapes is very individual, and it is hard to resolve in a metaphorical or symbolic meaning for now. From that point, I see it as a potential opportunity for the audience to experience meditative fundamental imaginative feedback, so called “a clear pulse”. The role of the 6th SENSE is to give a different possibility of communication between us humans, to open people’s eyes. Who knows maybe we could better communicate with aliens, thought.

Digital tools help in this process to dive deep into the meaning of the analogue shape of universal sound. Shapes could be defined as logograms of our ancestors, such as for example logograms designed for “Arrival”, a science fiction film (2016) directed by Denis Villeneuve and written by Eric Heisserer.

6th SENSE is an audio-visual interactive collage combined with Augmented Reality mobile application and handmade analogue drawing-collages. The art project 6th SENSE gives a unique artistic experience where every user has the opportunity to experience not only mixed visuals in real time, but also interact or manipulate with sounds in real time. The whole project passes through many layers of creation and research. The project 6th SENSE consists of 10 artworks divided into three (3) series: gold silver and black-gold analogue drawing-collages. Every series has different animated visual patterns and different possibilities of audio transformation. An animated coded visual gives an impression of entity or energy from the real-world object – the analogue artwork.

With this project I test out modern communication space and in doing so provoke you to dive deeper into our own sense of togetherness and find a blissful serenity of universal unity. The Art project 6th SENSE, conceptually and technically is a first art project of that kind in Croatia.

MOON © 2018

Photography: Nevio Smajić, Neviđeno – creative workshop, 2018

Author and holder: MOON Martina Zelenika, interdisciplinary artist
Analogue artworks: MOON
Sound design: MOON
Logo design: MOON
Animation concept: MOON
Production: MOON Studio / http://www.martinazelenika.com
APP developer: DITDOT creative & development copmany, Dennis Firšt and Nikola Petljak / http://www.ditdot.hr
Programming, animation and sound: DITDOT creative & development copmany
Project coordinator: MOON
Project support: NAGON – interdisciplinary laboratory of arts, Zagreb Croatia / http://www.nagon.org
Year: February-April 2018
Place: Zagreb Croatia
Video recording: Neviđeno – creative workshop / http://www.nevideno.com
Video editing: MOON Studio
Year: February/March 2018

4 x handmade drawing-collages _  gold pencil on gold hammer paper 230 gr, gold metal foil  _  original 1/1  _  framed 75 x 55 cm each  _  2017

3 x handmade drawing-collages _  gold pencil on black hammer paper 230 gr, gold metal foil  _  original 1/1  _  framed 75 x 55 cm each  _  2017

3 x handmade drawing-collages _  silver pencil on silver hammer paper 230 gr, silver metal foil  _  original 1/1  _  framed 75 x 55 cm each  _  2017

Photography: Damir Žižić, 2018

6th  SENSE silver sonar installation, BAM Festival Liege Belgium 2018

Photography: MOON, 2018