StahlFederWellen (SteelSpringWaves) (2003) – Bernhard Leitner

Bernhard Leitner

A plain steel spring hanging down from the back of a brass bowl delivers the sound of this sculpture. If the bottom third or end of the spring is lifted and then allowed to drop, complex mechanical movements comprised of transversal and longitudinal vibrations arise. As with a string instrument, the waves are transferred to a resonator. Here they transform the interior of the brass vessel, which lies horizontally on the steel pedestal like a megaphone, into a powerfully resonating soundspace.


Futher works in the exhibition

Pulsierende Stille (Pulsating Silence)
Ton-Liege 1975 (Sound Chair)
Variationen einer Gang-Röhre (Variations on a Tubular Corridor)
SOUNDCUBE 1970. Vier Ton-Architekturen (SOUNDCUBE 1970. Four Sound-Architectures)

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