watch: video | 1min. | 2011
robert mathy



is a sound installation which uses the exhibition room as a sound object.

Volume consists of 30 electric engines mounted on different material surfaces comprising the exhibition environment. Each engine is equipped with a small metal spike. When an engine is activated, the spike knocks on the surface of the object on which the engine is mounted and produces a specific sound.

With the arrangement of the sounds in time and space, I try to explore the architecture and tonal characteristics of the materials in the room. The work should evoke a shift from our visual spatial perception to a more auditive spatial perception. Crucial for the tone colour are the materials existing in the room. The score adapts every time in every room where the installation is exhibited; so every time the work has its distinctive sound qualities.

foto: felipe campos