Panels (2010 - 2011 Bureau Europa, Maastricht)

Hires pictures here - by Johannes Schwartz

At the invitation of NAiM/Bureau Europa, artist Paul Devens has realized an installation in the upper hall with a total floor area of 800 m2. ‘Panels’ attempts to provide the visitor with an intensified architectonic experience. The installation consists of acoustic panels that follow the contours of the roof vaulting, largely obstructing the view of the shell roof. The panels overlap and slide past one another, so that ever-changing patterns arise. With the assistance of loudspeakers, microphones and a computer, the so-called ‘Larson effect’ (feedback) is generated and the space is transformed into a instrument, so that the experience of the Arched Hall consistently alters both acoustically and visually.

'Panels' was also home for a symposium on soundart and architecture. Guests appearing: Karin Bijsterveld, Eran Sachs, Basak Senova, Emre Erkal, Wim Langenhoff, Kees Tazelaar, Raviv Ganchrow, Janek Schaefer, Justin Bennett / BMB con, Esther Venrooy and chairman Armeno Alberts. Curated by PD.

Panels from Paul Devens on Vimeo.