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Audio Mimesis

by Void & Klaas Hübner

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Sound recording of the exhibition, "Audio Mimesis", with Void and Klaas Huebner, At Le Bon Accueil (Fr), March 2017.
Curated by Damien Simon for Le Bon Accueil.

The main idea of this exhibition is to exhibit sound art pieces in a way they mix together. The public can experiences simultaneously the sound of the two sound installations ("Air" by Void and "Schwarzwald" by Klaas Huebner), and is immersed in an artificial and pastoral soundscape where reeds of flutes, vocally mimicked sounds of animals broadcasted by modified cassette players evoke the rumor of the forest.
The audio recording allow you to hear the soundscape of the exhibition, and without sight to suggest inner images of animal in the woods.

"Air", Void.
"Air" uses low frequencies, inaudible to human ear. Something we accept as “silence”. Spread in a tube, they create a movement of air that makes the wind instrument play.

"Schwarzwald", Klaas Huebner, 2014
"Schwarzwald" is a sound installation based on voice recordings on magnetic tape imitating animal sounds. It associates playfully with the ability and inability of capturing and miming nature sounds with the human voice of the artist through a kinetic arrangement. "Schwarzwald" tries to capture, in the meaning of understanding, the qualities and characteristics of the sounds on a very individual and abstract level. The start, stop, speed and therefore pitch of the magnetic tape, as also the forward or backward direction of the play function is controlled. Each prepared tape deck is conducted to achieve the desired sound. Through the composition, an imitation of a not quite believable but still natural and eerie soundscape is introduced. The cassette shells are cut in half so that the whole length of the tape loop is visible. The movement of the tape sets the cassette shells swinging like cuckoo clocks from the Black Forrest (Schwarzwald) and like the cuckoo clock also the tape becomes a mechanical representation of time and a romantic imitation of nature.


released March 17, 2017

Recorded with a Zoom H4 (internal Mics), handle by hand.




Le Bon Accueil Rennes, France

Le Bon Accueil is a non profit art gallery dedicated to sound art since 2008.

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