2023 Interactive water-sound-sculpture
Aluminum framework, 3D printed flute elements, PVC hoses, bent metal tub, pump, cristal-après-baschet elements of stainless steel and aluminum, cord, valves, water
"Our Wet Matters" invites visitors to engage with the fluid nature of existence, fostering a connection to their own watery forms of being. This interactive installation encourages active participation, allowing visitors to intervene in the soundscape and manipulate the flow of water.
The installation translates the groundwater levels of the Nürnberg area into varying pitches of sound, resulting in an abstract aesthetic experience.
Like human bodies of water, this installation is not entirely impermeable and relies on a constant supply of liquid from the participants.
In the center of the aluminum structure, there is a basin made of curved metal containing a pump and water. At regular intervals, water is pumped up to the first flute. Gradually, a tipping trough fills with water, which flows through the first flute. When the trough tips, the water activates the second flute. The third flute can be activated by adjusting a valve. To
reactivate the third flute, the water from the hose must be drained by adjusting a second valve. Additionally, a total of 5 Après-Baschet sound elements are attached and can be played. The resonance bowls made of stainless steel contain water, in which the vibrations become audible and visible.
shown at the Blaue Nacht, Nürnberg
(Inner courtyard of the building construction office of Nürnberg)
Photographs: Emmi Heckel, Steffen Kirschner, Marco Novellino