CULTURAL MORPHING SOUNDSCAPE by Kathrin Stumreich

CULTURAL MORPHING SOUNDSCAPE by Kathrin Stumreich

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Speaker, motor, amplifier, acrylglas, textile, electronic components, 33x23x12cm, 2012

Cultural Morphing Soundscape reflects on the potentiality of textiles in relation to sounds, by an ethnographic-cultural investigation. During a trip from Vienna to Shanghai on the Trans-Siberian railway, the artist collected fabric fragments from everyday products like curtains and table-cloths made of fabric with traditional or religious decorative motifs. These became the anchor-points in a map in the making, which outlines a variegated heritage of techniques, workings and patterns from a large part of the Asian continent. The work is configured as an archive of textiles, each one transposed into sound: light sensors are used to generate the sounds and the quality and density of the cloth determine the pitch and the rhythm of the sound.

 

Kathrin Stumreich (Austria 1976; lives and works in Vienna) is a multimedia artist who employs technology to create interactive and performative works. She completed her Master’s degree in Digital Arts at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, where she currently lectures. Before she studied at the Royal Academy for Fine Arts, Fashion Department, in Antwerp, and at the Department of Philosophy and Ethnologyat the University of Vienna. Since 2007 her performances and interactive installations have been presented in international contexts dedicated to multimedia experimentation and Sound Art, in Europe, Australia, China and the United States. In 2016 she won The Marianne von Willemer prize for digital media (AEC, Linz).

 


 

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