816cm Haut
Sound work, 2012

"For if we measure the distance from the soles of the feet to the top of the head, and then apply that length to the outstretched arms, the breadth will be found to be the same as the height, as in the case of plane surfaces which are perfectly square.” (Vitruv)

The work 816cm Haut deals with the sound of the human body. From the crown, over the transverse axis of the arms and down to the feet, the surface structure of the skin is recorded, and this sound is then compressed into a loop. Four loudspeakers – each placed in a corner of the room – create an acoustic setting that enables the visitor to position themselves in the centre of the sound field. As the recorded sound of the skin meets that of the visitor, their own body becomes part of the installation.