A Silent Instrument
brass tube, medium-density fibreboard (MDF)
dimensions: 200cm x 100cm x 300cm
The singing sculpture is inspired by shapes observed on the beach, during my project ‘Going to the Beach as Artistic Research Practice’ (2019). At the sea, trees are shaped over time, bending with sweeping gestures, constantly moved by the ocean winds. The sculpture’s aesthetics and formal expression suggests musicality and produces expectations for certain sound qualities or tonal characteristics. Yet, the singing sculpture is a silent instrument, playing with the interdisciplinary, the synesthetic, and the translations from one medium into another. Eventually, the gently swinging sculpture is moving in the air, and isn’t this what sound is, moving air?