2022 Interactive sound-installation with waterflutes
ceramic, glass vases, water, sound
The german word “Flaute” is used to describe a state of stillness, free from wind or storm. It is recognizable by the smoothness of large water surfaces and restricts the exchange and mixing of air masses on land. “Flaute” is also used in a metaphorical sense to describe a state of rest, inactivity, in the economy or in emotional life. In English, “Flaute” can be translated as calm, flatness, slackness, slump, lull.
Unglazed water flutes made of black ceramic are placed in glass vases filled with blue colored water. By lifting and immersing them, they are activated and produce flute sounds (by some described as a sighing or moaning). The tone varies - depending on speed and pressure. From two loudspeakers additionally a sound-piece made out of the sonic activation of the previously empty space.
In this exploratory practice, the sounds of the raw space and the flutes are interwoven and raise the question of the different acoustic bodies and the nature of the resonant space.
shown at Galvani Galerie, Nürnberg
Photographs and Video: Theresa Hartmann