frequencies is a performative installation comprising self-built robotic bells that sound compositions for each space they are placed in. The work draws on the various historical roles that bells have played; as an organizing rhythm, as a signifier of spatial and supernatural boundaries, and as a communication channel for encoded meanings. As a distributed formation, the installation creates a sculptural frame between listeners and the vibrating metals, inviting both focal and diffuse modes of listening. Combining both acoustic principles and digital & computer-controls, the experimental instruments enact a form of time-marking that suggest a mosaic of moments rather than the linear passage of time.

support & awards

  • Lab30 Festival Audience Award, Germany 2022
  • Glenfraser Endowment Research Award in Acoustic Communication