Timekabinet is a sound-installation created for the exhibition "Meanwhile … The City", organized by Laznia (PL) and Nucleo (BE).
There is a time ball on the lighthouse in Gdańsk, a Polish city on the Baltic coast. Before the introduction of radio communication time balls were an important optical signal for the sailors to calibrate their on-board chronometers and to position their ships along the geographic longitude at sea. The owner of the Gdańsk lighthouse, explained all about the time ball, discovery travels, sea navigation, Spanish kings, a round world and electromagnetic wave signals.
Timekabinet is a sound-installation that explores all of this. It consists out of copper spirals, a paper membrane and a magnet ball.