Ohne Resonanz (1983/89) – Timm Ulrichs
- Sounding box of guitar, grouted with concrete
Concrete, wooden box, film
Realization of guitar sculpture: Gerhard Isermann
Documentation: Wolfgang Brade
Edition of 50
Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen
- *1940 in Berlin (DE), lives in Hannover, Münster und Berlin (DE)
Timm Ulrichs reflects upon the impossibility of sound becoming concrete matter. He takes the idea to a practical extreme by transforming the sounding box of a musical instrument – the acoustic guitar – into a concrete object. The body of the guitar is grouted with cement/concrete and upon drying out the instrument itself is knocked off from the concrete block. The interior resonant space of the instrument, originally an immaterial void for the tones to resonate, is now transformed into a solid object. The sound space now materialized stops to resonate, all possible sound is sucked into the concrete block.
The accompanying video depicts the making of the concrete object.
Further works in the exhibition
Requiem. Tier-Film III (1989 / 2006)