The video installation Love Letter by Letter involves the translation of 500 letters between two lovers during the second world war into a colour and musical alphabet that corresponds to Newton’s musical colour theory. Using Newton, who was essential to the development of the scientific method, and his theory to represent love letters as quantitative data in an art installation challenges his rational epistemological perspective. The end result is two televisions singing to each other in a sublime abstraction of love.

Andrew Newman is an artist and researcher based in Sydney. His performative art practice poetically utilises methodologies from the communication sciences to examine value construction in contemporary culture.