sound installation for crt televisions and speakers
A cooperation with the Media arts laboratory/ Franz Xaver
Loops of pulsar-signals, as well as the live stream of the radio telescope RT03 are assigned to a multiple speaker scenario. Fed to manipulated tube monitors the signals deflect the electron beam that formerly formed the TV picture. The sounds of the “dead” stars thus generate pictures and slowly destroy the cathode tubes and burn the screens – until they end with a last flash.
exhibition view, poiesis, fotogalerie Wien, by michael michlmayr
click the picture to see the demo video. To view it you need the quicktime player
„Sound „pulling tugether“ the image into a point of light, sound, destroying the mechanical heart of the machine transmitting the image. Or is it, the reverse, the process of the annihilation of the picture, transforming it into a narrow light flow (ray) that gives birth to sound? Musical sound, not cacophonic, but a deep bass, well-tempered profound internal sound, which can be created by a living organism through its vibrations, or the sound of the Universe. It reminds one of ancient ritual practices – Bon, shamans, whose influence on the world is practically realized with the help of sound, the vibration on fine levels, making the world turn into a screen, returning sound to the point of origin, the screen, which, like a fine shell, begins to shudder from the sound, shudder and… at one moment the screen is ready to collapse, having shown the possibility of transition between the visible and that which is beyond its limits.
by Dr. Irina Tchmyreva
From the booklet to the exhibition „found some magic“
translated from Russian by P. Glebov and R. O’Dowd.
This project is financially supported by the Austrian ministry of culture and education BMUKK, and the city of vienna MA7.
Thanks to all tax payers!
further it was supported in different ways by:
Irina Tchmyreva, Franz Xaver, Bojan Radovic, Nicolaj Kirisits, Florian Waldner, Philipp Leitner, Jakob Scheid, Nicole Six, Joe Voithofer, Shusha Niederberger, Christine Kaltenbrunner, Heinz Braun, Niki Passath, Müllplatzwart Hernals, MA48, Klangfarbe, Jürgen Haindl, Stephan Wiesinger, Stephan Pirchner, Simon Häfele, Gerhard Ramsebner, Nicholas Ward, Peter Kutin, Peter Hoiss.
Thanks you so much!