‘Bug Sounds / Vinyl Canyon’ grew out of an experiment with cut pieces of a transparent vinyl record in a slide projector and a tusk of a beetle used as the needle of a record player. A microscope zooms in on an LP, looking for primitive forms of soundwaves. The patterns of wavy vinyl grooves are animated into new flickering rhythms with a rotating wheel. While our visual perception is overloaded, the tusk of the beetle makes for interesting distortions of the soundtrack. These repetitive sounds are in turn captured on vinyl.
Concept and realisation: Floris Vanhoof / Co-production: Werktank and Netwerk Aalst / With thanks to: Royal Museum for Central Africa / With the support of the Flemish authorities