Probe (2011, Diapason Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.)

Photos by Kamran Sadhegi. Hires here

Video here

The new sound-installation by the Dutch artist Paul Devens will be site specific in many aspects for the exhibition space of Diapason. Devens’ work often involves manipulations, transformations and adaptations from the surrounding urban structure and its social fabric and from the architecture of the occurring space. PROBE almost literally researches the spatial and sonic qualities of the Diapason Gallery by placing a scaled-down stainless steel model of the space itself in it. A probe in the model follows a choreography through this miniature-gallery and is extrapolated to the real space where the movements are being translated in sound through the fixed multi-speaker system. In this process the space is appropriated as a musical instrument, controlled by its replica.