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Open Circuit (2006-2011)

A sound installation by Christoph Haag, Martin Rumori, Franziska Windisch and Ludwig Zeller.

A silent labyrinth created out of open copper trails on the floor carries the electrical signals of a multichannel sound repository. By putting wireless speaker-cylinders on them, the carried sound layers can become audible and the interpretation by the visitors gets possible. “Offener Schaltkreis” reacts depending on the manner in which the speakers are used: If nothing is moved, the sounds stay calm and soft, but as soon as a single cylinder is placed elsewhere, the sounds of all speakers intensify simultaneously. This results in a dynamic relation between silence and noise, which is influenced by the visitors.

Figure 1: By connecting speaker cylinders to the tracks an audio repository is made audible

Figure 1: By connecting speaker cylinders to the tracks an audio repository is made audible

Figure 2: First installation at KHM Köln in 2006

Figure 3: Open Circuit is a site-specific installation that uses a modular system

External website:

http://osk.openkhm.de

Presentations:

MakeArt Festival, Maison d'Architecture, Poitiers
Linux Audio Conference, TU Berlin, Berlin
Lange Nacht der Museen, Köln
Fun With Software Exhibition at Arnolfini, Bristol, Bristol / UK
Fun With Software Exhibition at MU, Eindhoven, Eindhoven, Netherlands