In installations like 'City Chase' the audience is invited to enter a custom-made space or another environment that challenges the 'hearing'-position, as it is often conditioned in a disciplinary setting. Usually a multiple channel sound-installation is used to extend directional qualities in the acoustics. In these works, previously made field recordings form the basis for the sound, which has been treated in a special way.
In 'City Chase' sounds were recorded while biking through cities. As is clear from the takes in the city of Kortrijk and the outskirts: no focus appears in the recordings. The sounds’ origin always moves from one source to another. In the installation the audience hears these pre-recorded sounds only when the speakers move. There are four rails with one speaker on each of them. Computer-controlled motors move them according to a composed choreography. The rails and benches are almost 10 meters long; their length is flexible to adjust to other and future exhibition spaces.
In short, City Chase tries to democratize the motion of public resonance to our hearing.
2011 - 2012 Resonance European Network for Sound Art. Festival of Flanders, Kortrijk (B), November Music, Den Bosch, Jan van Eyck Academy, Maastricht, Audio Art Festival, Krakow, Lydgalleriet, Bergen, DordtYard, Dordrecht.
175 x 900 x 195 cm
Aluminium construction, benches, motors, Arduino, Mac Pro (software: Reaper, Pure Data), 4-channel speaker system.