"Wave Shift" its an art work of Mark Bain where he proposes a sonic investigation of the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion, a virtual sculpture that exists solely through sound and its formation within the architecture.
The micro-vibrations that travel within the materials of the structure and the ground that it stands on will be captured utilising seismological equipment and an active sensor network. The signal will be amplified and played live through a specialised sound system contoured for the location.
The artist will also use the basement of the building (not open to the public) to use it as a live mixing chamber to process the sound further as a site specific ‘echo room’. A frequency monitoring network will be used to listen to this collective signal and auto-compose the resulting output playing back through the sound system. This will result in variable frequencies shifting throughout the exhibition area in relation to the sound of the building and the persons occupying it.
Additionally, three shallow submersible loudspeakers designed by the artist will be placed in the reflecting pools, pointing upwards which will manifest this collective signal as ripples in the water radiating outward, as a visible manifestation of the sound collected from the walls of the building.
Curator: Lluís Nacenta
13:00 - 13:20
17:00 - 17:20
19:00 - 19:20
Pavelló Mies Van der Rohe
Price: €5. Free admission for any Sonar ticket or Delegate Pass holders.