Audio installation, 4 channels, 30 minutes
Ausstellungsraum Klingental, Basel 2015
The sound of a slow stroke fishing boat engine moves slowly along a corridor, fifteen minutes each way.
The sound is slowed down very much in the beginning and the pitch becomes very deep. It then gradually accelerates in tempo and pitch until it is slightly faster than normal when it reaches the other end of the corridor. Then slows down again on the return trip and and loops to continue.
The change is constant and very gradual. Because of the very slow modulation of the pitch the nuances of the sound are in constant development. Different frequencies and rhythms appear and disappear, and the sound slowly renews itself throughout the piece. The gradual speeding up and slowing down of the engine’s stroke connects directly to the sense of time, movement, narrative: with sound as a vehicle for time travel and perception of space- time.
Originally the work was made as a 30 minutes stereo piece for Creative Audio Unit, ABC National Radio, Sidney in 2015.
It was curated by Anna Friz and Konrad Korabiewski.