Audio Video Installation 10´35´´ (Loop)
Video still of the audio video installation „SolarSonical Insects“ <SA/JO>, 2012
HD recording of the sun, from Nov. 27th 2010, by the NASA satellite Solar
Dynamic Observatory (SDO), instrument AIA, wave length 304, © NASA
Kindly supported by and in co-operation with the “Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research” (MPS), member of the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft (MPG).
„It is insects that let us hear the truth that all kinds of becoming are molecular!“ (G. Deleuze)
7,200 NASA satellite pictures of the SUN - animated in freely varying speeds between 10 to 50 pictures per second - are accelerated.
(Ultrasound-)microphone recordings of INSECTS (mainly cicadas, crickets and grasshoppers) are acoustically decelerated and transposed into the human audible range by means of procedures we developed in the mid 1990s. In this way, by reducing-shortening ACCELERATION of the infinitely long durations of the sun, the INVISIBLE becomes VISIBLE, and by enlarging-extending DECELERATION the infinitely short durations of insects, the INAUDIBLE becomes AUDIBLE.
Thus, the more TIME manages to transform itself somewhat into a SOUNDING imagined, enterable COLOURLIGHT-resonance-BODY of the „sun“, the more intensively the molecular-acoustic vibrations of insect sounds and -noises mutate into a SHINING imagined enterable MICROSOUND-resonance-SPACE.
In this way the insects are continuously transformed within a quasi symbiotically fluctuating transition-zone into polyrhythmic-paradoxical oscillating complexes, „SOLAR“ INSTRUMENTS, that are played by the LIGHT of the sun with which they are communicating.
Peter Weibel, curator of the exhibition „Sound Art. Sound as a medium of Art“: „… Krebs and Schäfer are the Hookes [Robert Hooke, 1635-1702] of sound-light art … more