YOU ARE HERE AND THERE
Forming new auditory links between different contexts.The coming months, perhaps years, the structure will transform and engage further into exploring the archetypes of communicational infrastructures. Sound is constantly recorded and emitted, using no external energy.Until 24.11.19 the recorded sound is played live in Z33 House for Contemporary Art:"The installation consists of two masts that are in contact with one another. One mast is in the exhibition space at Z33, while the other is located somewhere in the province, in a seemingly banal place — a non-place. The sound of this non-place is transmitted live to the mast in the exhibition space, where the visitor can listen to it. Villa thus connects a place that holds no attraction with a place in which everything is larded with meaning, imbuing the non-place and its non-sound with value."
On Sunday the 27th of October Anaïs Chabeur, Menzo Kircz, Janes Zeghers and Bert Villa walked a trajectory between the location of the antenna (Hechtel-Eksel) and Z33 House for Contemporary Art. They are the companions of sound.The sound recorded at the ‘You are Here and There’ antenna is travelling through the landscape, passes eight antennas in eight cities, enters two wires, crosses one roof, one street and enters a mixing desk and two speak- ers. It travels approximately a distance of 50 km. Still it reaches the museum with only a few milliseconds of delay. The context of the antenna is mapped quite instantly.The four companions cross a similar yet subjective path in the landscape at the speed of a person. They bring the sound around the antenna, temporarily stored on a memory card, at a walking pace to the museum. While the original antenna transmission doesn’t take its path into account, the four companions record and observe the path in between.Thus bringing together the source of a signal, the path the transmission travels, and the space were the sound will be played into one registration.This registration will be broadcasted for one week in the attic of Z33 from the 29th of October until the 6th of November. The action is a result of an invitation to Janes Zeghers to interact with the ‘You are Here and There’ installation for FORMAT 2019 at Z33. A warm thank you to Anaïs, Menzo and Janes.
2019Steel, deep cycle battery, solar panel, energy controller, lavalier microphones, satellite dish.6,00 x 2,10 meterAn installation for FORMAT 2019 organised by Z33 House for Contemporary Art.