Christina Kubisch - Dreiunddreißig Felder
  Year :   2002
  Location :   Germany
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  Info :   Parochial, Singuhr - Horgalerie in Parochial,





 
Bells
Multichannel
Text
  Work Details  
  The installations relate to the history of the church, creating a new awareness of the spaces through the application of flat loudspeakers, computer-generated speech, black light and white pigmented loudspeaker fields. Vier Tafeln (Four Tablets) is a four-channelled synthetic language composition in space, with the texts of the four epitaphs in the entrance hall of the church providing the source material. Statthalter (Governors) takes as its central theme a space in the tower, the former winter church. Portraits of all the church ministers once hung here. Only their traces remain - lighter patches on the walls. It is precisely on these 26 places that Kubisch has installed flat loudspeakers that emit a recitative and monotone web of voices that reproduce the life histories of the churchs ministers. The Diapason the belfry is inspired by the architectonic conditions of the massive vault. Here white pigmented loudspeakers are arranged in three fields on the floor. Their sounds are made of floating, quietly changing sound surfaces which awaken associations with the absent sounds of the former bells. At the same time, they reverse the architectonic conditions: Kubisch creates an impression of immateriality in contrast to the massive character of the barrel vaulting.