Sound binoculars

Under Voices (2007) – China Blue

What is the sound of the Eiffel Tower? In the video you hear recordings made using designed seismic microphones, placed directly on metal surfaces in the tower. With this technique, the artist China Blue managed to capture a sense of an inner soul, a voice, never heard before. The unique, almost singing sound breaks out when the huge metal structure is touched by wind or when visitors stimulate resonance tones through their steps.

Links:
www.chinablueart.com/

SubAqua (2009) – Åsa Stjerna

The artwork SubAqua was based on underwater sound recordings from the harbour basin in Hafencity, Hamburg. The work was presented on site through special loudspeakers shaped as periscopes. To make a visual allegory, the tubes might be called sound binoculars.

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Links:
www.asastjerna.se

Colonizers of the undergrowth (2009) – Jana Winderen

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Installation and performance during the exhibition Botanic sounds in Gothenburg 2009. The sounds you hear are from those small creatures you find just above, in or below the ground. The recordings are made with a hydrophone.

 

Links:

www.janawinderen.com

http://www.henrikrylander.com/botanicsounds/