Justin Bennett - Accumulator(HD)
  Year :   1999
  Location :   Germany
  Worktype :   Soundwork
  Materials:   Commission
  Info :   Freunde Guter Musik for the exhibition High Density Über die Verdichtung von Räumen Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst, Berlin.

  Work Details  
  In a small, irregularly-shaped space, sounds from contrasting urban spaces emerge from four loudspeakers arranged in a helical form. The transitions between these sounds are not smooth, but are created through glitches and distortions resulting from malfunctioning digital storage algorithms. Urban spaces, teeming with people, work, machines, or just deserted resonating rooms. Their acoustic traces are captured with microphones and stored on vinyl, tape, cd and hard disk. There they accumulate glitches, bugs, scratches, drop-outs, pops and crackles which erode and colonise them. One space mutates into another. The sounds fragment and recombine into new structures in a parallel of urban development and destruction, constantly creating new centres, new borders, new wastelands.