*Audio best experienced through full-range speakers/headphones
MIRRORS Aalst, 2017
Microphones, speakers, parabolic concrete acoustic mirrors
Exhibited as part of 'Murmur'
Tim Bruniges / Christoph De Boeck / Luke Fowler / Luca Frei / Francesca Grilli / Amalia Pica / Imogen Stidworthy / Richard T. Walker
Netwerk centrum voor hedendaagse kunst
April 8 - July 2, 2017
'MIRRORS Aalst' draws from the first generation acoustic early warning devices that were used at the English coastline during the interwar period to catch the sound of approaching airplanes. As an apparently functional eavesdropper, 'MIRRORS Aalst' samples and replays the sounds on the square while performing the status of an abstract “public” sculpture. Through a delay in the looping system, however, an element of alienation is brought in: what you hear has already vanished. As such, 'MIRRORS Aalst' mixes up perceptions in the here and now with stories from a recent past, generating a complex dialogue with the city and the life of Aalst.