Vibrant Matter is an audio based kinetic sculpture, in which a paper membrane is slowly manipulated by magnets and its sound amplified through the use of embedded metals.
A trip to Iceland forms the origin of this project and research into the relation between, sound, matter and landscape. The extremely contrasting environments all had one thing in common: it seemed like all these places had been frozen in time, as if coagulated in the middle of a metamorphosis. Looking into processes hidden below the surface, Vibrant Matter explores the relationship between the unfolding landscape and its observer like a time lapse. While the visible environment appears static to the eye; below the surface are continuous and ongoing processes, tensions and movements that can be measured, recorded and articulated through sound.
Concept and realisation: Els Viaene
Electronics and programming: Jan Wante
Sound advice: Johan Vandermaelen, Carsten Stabenow
This artwork is a production by Werktank
With the support of the Flemish authorities and CultuurCulture