For the Ring Recordings project, Temo Gonzalez utilizes a modified version of Thomas Edisonís Tin Foil Phonograph to record sound in silver rings. The sound is channeled through a mouthpiece to a needle. The needle vibrates and as the ring passes underneath it, it engraves a recording of the sound on the surface of the ring. The sound is captured in the ring, and a groove not unlike that on a vinyl record appears. In this way, the sound of choice is utilized as a tool for giving form and meaning to the material. We can see what the sound (vibrations in the air) looks like and were it has removed material. This allows us to carry with us a vast array of personal and meaningful sounds, visualized on our hands.
The project was on display at the Klokgebouw as well as at the Design Perron during the Dutch Design Week 2014, and has been shown as part of the Liminal Space exhibition in Milan at the Space Limbo.