Testing the Equipment

“Can the material bear the sensation it up- holds? And can the sensation stood upright, express itself, produce pure sensory qualities, through the material forms and forces it lays hold of?” asks Elizabeth Grosz in her book Chaos, Territory, Art.
The sound installation “Testing The Equip- ment” is an acoustic and architectural inter- vention at the AfG exhibition-space in Vienna. The work is dedicated to the on-site built-in acoustic ceiling panels. These universally used components are typical for modern architecture and define the acoustic charac- teristics of indoor spaces such as offices, business offices, schools, etc ... By remov- ing some of the ceiling panels, the acoustics and the architecture of the exhibition-space got modified. The removed panels serve as the raw material for the construction of two speakers each playing-back a rhythmic signal, which explores the room’s resonance.

site-specific intervention
sound absoring tiles, speakers, Roland 303


  • Testing the Equipment (solo show), AfG, Vienna/Austria, 2013