Römischer Turm (Roman Tower) (1989) – Peter Vogel

Peter Vogel

The parapets of the Römischer Turm consist of round loudspeakers. Several sensors inside the transparent tower register the shadows of observers. The timing of the shadows’ appearance triggers certain sound events. The laws of transformation governing the conversion of movement structures into sound structures are not immediately evident. Yet they convey the feeling that the sculpture’s behavior is based on constantly fresh variations of movements. The title is an allusion to little-known structures in ancient Roman music.


Further works in the exhibition

Sensible rote Punkte (Sensitive Red Dots) (1989)
Zwitschermaschine „Auf und ab“ (Twittering Machine “Up and Down”) (1988)
Grüne Lichtpunkte (Green Points of Light) (1984)

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