A Contribution to Homeland Sound Topography
by Volkmar Klien
In a generous gesture Volkmar Klien extends an invitation to the environment to be reflected in the noises he radiates.
Just as composers compose to reflect their feelings, their lovers' beauty or their hearts' desperate sorrow in music, Volkmar Klien blasts out loud, unrelenting and somewhat forceful noise from speakers mounted on his ruby red car's roof, not simply to reflect just a feeling (as love is), but the physical environment as such.
In the same way that things do not need to be lamps to be visible, physical objects do not have to emit sound to be heard. All that is needed for their shapes to be reflected in audible information is a reasonably loud acoustic signal directed towards them.
presented by Public Art Lower Austria (publicart.at) and Stift Melk (stiftmelk.at).
June 14th 2013 - January 6th 2014, 9:30 - 16:00
Melk Abbey/ Melk / Austria
volkmar klien - concept & idea, artist direction
Hannes Köcher (hons.at) - technial direction, artistic assistance
cat-x (cat-x.at) - consultancy technical realistation and production
Rafal Kosakowski (reya-d.com) - graphic design
This project was made possible throught the support of:
Public Art Lower Austria (publicart.at)
Stadt Wien Kulturabteilung
Stift Melk (stiftmelk.at)