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Steel, oscillating

Steel, oscillating, sound installation, steel, bone conductors, amplifier, Raspberry Pi, dimensions variable, 2015

The work Steel, oscillating deals with bone conduction technology, in which human bones serve as sound transmitters.
Flat bars made of steel are positioned as sculptural elements in the exhibtion space. They become graphic lines and give the impression of a silent installation. However, the installation is not a silent one. The flat bars vibrate through built-in bone conductors and produce a sound that remains inaudible in the exhibition space. Visitors are invited to approach the bars and interact with the installation by leaning their head or the elbow against the oscillating material. In doing so, they perceive a certain sound composition that relates to the vibrational resonance of metal.