One of six artworks for the collaborative exhibition »blank« of Felix Weinold and LAB BINÆR at the »Neue Galerie im Höhmannhaus« in Augsburg.
Even today, in times of digital music data, many audiophiles still swear by the classic record player for playing back music.
For the installation "White Noise" the record is empty, the groove has been cut without any acoustic information. Nevertheless, if you listen carefully, you will notice an overwhelming spectrum of frequencies. Influenced by exterior factors such as dust, over time a mechanical aging process will occur, causing a change of the acoustic nothing. As time goes by, a complex noise sculpture will arise. The projection in the vaulted ceiling is visualizing what happens: Standing in front of the record player, on the left you will see the visualization of the preserved primary state of the record, on the right hand a realtime visualization of the actual frequency spectrum is displayed.
Record player, record, grammophone horn (airplane plywood, canvas, filler, color), speaker, amplifier, phono preamplifier, digital projector, computer, vvvv-patch, cable
Record player: 15 × 46 × 38 cm (H × W × D)
Grammophone horn: length 118 cm, Ø back 12 cm, Ø front 118 cm