Since 1985 I have been creating interactive public sculptures using recycled electronics and loudspeakers.
Mainly I use loudspeakers (also tuners, amplifiers) as "building blocks" to create monumental sculptures in public spaces. The sculptures allow the public to speak out loud by calling up a telephone number and expressing themselves "live" via the sculpture for 3 minutes : in the same way the public does in SPEAKERS CORNER in Hyde Park, London. Also the Sculpture amplifies recycle electromagnetic waves (white noise) that is produced by the incorporated receivers .
The sculpture itself functions as one single loudspeaker, all loudspeakers are connected, There is no danger of electrocution as main amplifiers are in a seperate space nearby and only the sound "signal" is relayed to the sculpture. An answering machine answers the calls and automatically relays the calls so that they can be amplified by the sculpture (calls are limited to 3 minutes).
The sculpture itself is site-specific : it can be attached or integrated onto a pre-existant structure or space. Or it can be free-standing using scaffolding. This can only be determined during a pre-visit. The equipment (mainly loudspeakers) are collected from local recycling dumps and companies or flea markets.
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