The sound installation transient senses, by the artist Alex Arteaga, can be visited from tomorrow 29th April until 21 June at the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion.
The piece, produced specifically for the building, consists on four microphones located on the outside and four speakers on the inside, which transmit the sounds around it. An architectural feature of the pavilion is that there is no clear division between the inner space and outer space, and it uses sound to give the impression that the walls are transparent. The installation uses a special model of speaker which is convex instead of concave, disseminating sound in all directions rather than simply towards the front.
Parallel to the installation, on June 18th and 19th, Sónar+D will be hosting a research seminar entitled “transient senses_lab: research seminar on sense, aesthetics and research practices in an architectural context”. This seminar is focused on auditory research and the specific problem of diffuse sound in relation to architectural contexts, and will feature internationally renowned speakers, including the sociologist specializing in urban environments Jean-Paul Thibaud, the artist behind the project, Alex Arteaga; the philosophers Rudolf Bernet and Xavier Basses; and Lluís Nacenta, the curator of the project.
More information about this installation here.