Ausstellungshalle für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Münster
3 x 2 x 3m
Installation consisting of electronic objects
Shit! I forgot the iPod!' is an electromagnetic environment created for the 'Electroprobes'. The installation presents a chaotic assemblage of electric/electronic objects, commonly found in the houses of the 21st century: electric appliances, mobile phones chargers, DVD players, computers and transformers. The inherent order behind this chaotic assemblage is revealed by the Electroprobes.
Creating an alternative taxonomy of the objects they are arranged according to their electromagnetic tunes creating a magnetic 'orchestra' that the user is able to hear with the probes.
Electronic objects have a wide range of electro-tunes: a fridge is bassy and warm, so is a TV screen. A computer scanner creates a high-pitched whistling. An LED display board sounds like light rain. You can also find percussion in the electromagnetic realm: a wireless telephone will pulse hard bass beats, clocks with seconds will provide damp strokes. Electromagnetic melodies performed by a drill and a TV, songs of interferences between a neon light and a heater, GPS bass lines with remote control solos, the soundscape created by this apparently chaotic sound organ is various, intriguing and ever-changing.
'Ron Arad, The Masters Selection',
Group exhibition curated by Ron Arad
Ausstellungshalle fur Zeitgenössische Kunst,
16. September - 28. October 2005.