Die spröde Flut [The Fickle Tide] (1999) – Matthias Deumlich

Matthias Deumlich

The sound of a match being struck, slowed down by fifty percent, is the main sound in the installation. Matthias Deumlich uses the movement of the rubber loudspeaker membrane to transmit the wavelike noise to water. Now and then, the sound’s structure makes the water in the glass bell spray like a fountain. It reacts sensitively to every change in the slowed-down sound of the match.
The sound generates the motion; motion modulates the sound. In a kind of two-dimensional long-distance sonic effect, the spraying water and the trails of the droplets are projected on the wall by the concentrated light.


Further works in the exhibition:

Neonregal [Neon Shelf] (2007)

Sound sequence: Neonregal (2007)

Abb.: © ZKM | Karlsruhe, Foto: Steffen Harms