|THE SOUND OF LOOKING
Museums spaces are showrooms: They are made for the eyes of a spectator. Modern exhibition architecture, the “white cube”, is built to restrain in favor of the artworks. It is aimed to generate a neutral site for the reception of art whereas at the same time it is highly artificial. But - besides the visual - in those museum spaces there is also sound even if the visitor does not hear it consciously. It is a kind of silent noise: Whereas the spaces ought to be silent there appears plenty of unintentional sound like coughing, harrumpfing, whispering or squeaking sneakers. This site-specific sound is beeing recorded in different museums by a stereo-microphone and later played by loudspeakers in an exhibitionsspace. By this the sound of the space is somehow transferred to another one.
supported by Otto Maurer Fonds