Spitting off the Edge of the World

2023
Sound, Installation

Documentation video

The globe moves and vibrates. There is not a single moment of rest. The natural vibration of the earth creates a frequency that is beyond human perception. Frequencies that are created in the atmosphere and in the earth‘s interior. Signals from earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and meteorite impacts. The human body resonates with these signals. Just like the hum of the earth, the brain also produces a frequency in the same range. It seems as if the world vibrates at 16 hertz. My graduation show takes up this phenomenon. At the threshold of human hearing, a low tone hums through the room. In music theory, the organ tone subcontra-C with its 16 hertz, is also known as the tone of humility.

 

Installation view, 2023, Academy of Arts Düsseldorf

Installation view, 2023, Academy of Arts Düsseldorf

Organ pipe (G); 55x68x55 cm; pinewood, steel, tube

Organ pipe (C); 482×20,5×19 cm; pinewood, steel, tube

Platform; 123x557x770 cm; steel, grid

Organ pipe (C); detail

Installation view, 2023, Academy of Arts Düsseldorf, GER

Installation view, 2023, nouveaux deuxdeux, GER

Organ pipe (C); detail

Organ pipe (C); detail

Organ pipe (C); detail

Organ pipe (C), wind machine; detail

Installation view, 2023, Kunsthalle Recklinghausen, GER

Organ pipe (C); detail


Windmachine; detail

Installation view, 2023, Kunsthalle Recklinghausen, GER