site-specific sound-space-installation/performance 2006  I   11 hairdryers, cables, digital control system, 14x7,5x12m


University od Applied Arts, Vienna

Eleven hairdryers are set up as instruments according to their acoustic features and in a spatially specific arrangement, so that constantly changing surfaces of timbre areas intersect with the space. The timbre areas shift due to the heat of the hairdryers and the  heat of the space itself, and are simultaneously ruptured by the wind streams  that the devices generate. How sound is perceived differs depending on one’s positioning and movement in the room, and is also influenced by interval timing of the 'instruments' (each hairdryer is operated by a time switch). The staircase becomes another elementary parameter in the constantly changing perception of sound.