volume (2010) – Serge Baghdassarians / Boris Baltschun
loudspeakers, amplifiers, wood, subsonic waves, function generator, 110 × 76 × 5 cm
Private collection Michela Brunetti
- * 1972 in Fürth (DE), lives in Berlin (DE)
- * 1974 in Bremen (DE), lives in Berlin (DE)
volume consists of 88 speakers arranged in a rectangle. With the help of a frequency (5hz) played at maximum volume, but inaudible to the human ear, some of the loudspeaker membranes are made to visibly vibrate. The loudspeakers function as “audio-pixel-monitors” displaying a four-part pictogram of a loudspeaker with three sound waves, the symbol for volume.
volume is about the illustration of an acoustic phenomenon and the resulting overlapping of two meanings of the same word: volume = loudness and cubic capacity.
Sound sequence: Serge Baghdassarians / Boris Baltschun, abwicklung (2011)
Further works in the exhibition
abwicklung (unwinding) (2011)
Abb.: © ZKM | Karlsruhe, Foto: Steffen Harms