Exhibition Detail

Cody Cai: Sonoglyphs


Cody Cai

Sonoglyphs are a visual language for sound. Breaking away from traditional rules of phonetic English language, Sonoglyphs consist of a comprehensive set of abstract sounds designed and mapped to a written language. The glyphs possess both a mathematical and abstract component to them with over 200 glyphs that can express simple or complex thoughts. Sonoglyphs invite users to engage their senses in a unique type of creation process—allowing users to interpret sounds and compose their own messages through symbols. Whether it's a message, story, or poem, users can explore a new way of listening and writing. Through Sonoglyphs, I hope to share my interpretation of sound and challenge the literary limitations of the written language.

Website: Sonoglyphs

Website: Cody Cai

On display at Argus II Building

This work is featured as part of Close Encounters: the 2017 Senior Show, unfolding during the month of April in four exhibition sites throughout the city of Ann Arbor: Michigan Theater, Duderstadt Video Studio, the Argus II Building, and the new Stamps Gallery. Each space will host key exhibition events including film/video screenings, live performance, and opening receptions. Check the exhibition page for dates, times and hours.