as part of FAXEN
site-specific sound intervention, 2011
single canal sound, speaker, Raspberry Pi

Konstellationen | detail | ©Faxen

Konstellationen | detail view | ©Faxen

The sound of the renaissance fountain „Planetenbrunnen“ is the acoustically determinant element in the courtyard of the state house in Linz. The intervention consists of two parts.
The concept of the installation in phase one is to change the acoustic perception of the site by subtraction and not by adding sounds. This is achieved by the shutdown of the fountain, every 5 minutes, for a period of 5min.
Due to temperatures below zero degrees the fountain has to be be turned off around the end of November beginning of December. Around this period phase two of the intervention will take place: Now the sound of the fountain is added artificially by hidden speakers. The lack of a visual equivalent to the sound of the fountain is again an irritating moment. The two differing methods, substraction and addition of sound are testing the perception of the recipients in different ways.


  • Hörstadt Krypthophone Festival | Linz/AT | 14.11. – 6.11.2011