Ron Jude – ‘12 Hz’

We must unhumanize our views a little, and become confident
As the rock and ocean that we were made from.  —Robinson Jeffers

Ron Jude – 12 Hz


Ron Jude’s series ‘12 Hz’ –  large-scale black and white images of primordial landscapes focusing on the raw materials of the planet as a visual chronicle of the constant changes in our physical world where the natural phenomena operate independently of anthropocentric experience.

“The title of this work references the limits of human perception—12 Hz is the lowest sound threshold of human hearing. It suggests imperceptible forces, from plate tectonics to the ocean tides, from cycles of growth and decay in the forest, to the incomprehensibility of geological spans of time. The photographs in 12 Hz allude to the ungraspable scale and veiled mechanics of these phenomena, while acknowledging a desire to gain a broader perspective, beyond the human enterprise, in a time of ecological and political crisis.”

You could listen to a sample clip of the 12 Hz audio component by Joshua Bonnetta (best with headphones).

Source – artist statement