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THIS HOUSE IS MY BODY

 

THIS HOUSE IS MY BODY, 2011
eight-channel soundpiece, directional speakers
dimensions variable
unique + 1 EC
installation view: PSM, Berlin, DE
photo: Hans-Georg Gaul
courtesey: The artist and PSM, Berlin

THIS HOUSE IS MY BODY researches architecture as a synonym for the human body and mind. It consists of recordings from demolition of different public and private buildings in Berlin over a period of 3 years. Using contact microphones, the recordings are not of the sounds in the air, but the vibration in the physical materials of the building; a technique, which reveal a very guttural, physically perceptible sound.

THIS HOUSE IS MY BODY is an 8-channel composition being played by directional speakers in an empty space. These directional speakers create an acoustic architecture in the way they are adjusted, which allows the viewer to negotiate the content on a formal level. The immateriality of this acoustical material becomes a quasi-sculptural mass in an expanded definition of sculpture.