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“Sound hoover”

Sander, Ralf (2010) “Sound hoover”. KUNSTWERK CARLSHUTTE /Rendsburg, Hamburg, Germany [Artefact]

[img] Image (JPEG) (Sound Hoover, Sculpture, mixed media)

URL: http://www.kunstwerk-carlshuette.de/en/12.htm , http://www.kunstwerk-carlshuette.de/en/files/226Sander.pdf


I was commissioned to take part in Nord Art, the largest annual art event in northern Europe. In Nord Art 2010, 245 artists from 51 countries participated. My contribution was the sculpture Sound Hoover. It is a theoretical device to absorb the permanently growing sound levels that surrounds us. It was also referred to as sound pollution, particularly in city agglomerations. Within its exaggeration lies a romantic irony, which creates a tension between ideal and reality. As a machine it is completely useless, but it has a strong effect as an image and is a symbolic representation of one of humanity’s principal problems.

Item Type:Artefact
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment > Belfast School of Art
Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment
Research Institutes and Groups:Art and Design Research Institute > Creative Ecologies
Art and Design Research Institute
Location:KUNSTWERK CARLSHUTTE /Rendsburg, Hamburg, Germany
Location:Flensburg, Germany
ID Code:23495
Deposited By: Mr Ralf Sander
Deposited On:07 Jun 2013 14:52
Last Modified:07 Jun 2013 14:52

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