Hommage à Leon Theremin

Following his defection to the West and sub-sequent seizure/imprisonment by the KGB, Leon Theremin (after whom the world's first electronic instrument was named), was co-opted by the Russian authorities to work on a series of spying devices. Inspired by this phase of the inventor's life, 'Hommage' explores aspects of bugging and internment - a series of pipes protruding into the gallery space emit indistinct murmurs and noise interferences generated from a concealed room behind the wall. 

A sonic transducer attached to the heating system produces a series of tapping sounds evoking the communication methods often employed by prison inmates.

Sound Installation
Prepared reel-to-reel tape recorder, table, window.
Kunsttempel, Kassel.
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