TEMPLE (2012) – Benoît Maubrey
- sound installation on the forecourt of ZKM
3000 recycled loudspeakers and assorted electronic parts, 10 recycled amplifiers, 10 recycled radios/tuners, mixing board
production commissioned by ZKM | Karlsruhe
- * 1952 in Washington, D.C., (US), lives in Germany
The original of the Temple is in Delphi, Greece. Benoît Maubrey replicates the Tholos of Delphi using electronic junk. The ancient Tholoi were circular structures that originally served as sacred spaces for communicating with the Gods.
Voices and “white noise” from radio receivers are the soundscape of the “second-hand shrine”. Radio receivers convey the sounds of the ether to the loudspeakers. In addition, any visitor can call in and contribute his or her own sound material to Temple’s flow of communication. Call 0721-8100 1818 and the Temple of Waste will broadcast your input for three minutes.
Sound sequence: TEMPLE (2012)
Abb.: © ZKM | Karlsruhe, Foto: Steffen Harms