Sound Art Forum

[…] A radically different modus operandi was employed by the anonymous artists who secretly and unexpectedly placed their installation in one of the rooms. It was only when the festival was already in progress that they revealed their names: Paweł Kreis and Michał Michałczak. A dodecahedron-shaped object with 12 speakers randomly selected one of them to generate white noise, which permeated the entire room. The emitted sound – a type of acoustic signal with a completely flat spectrum, i.e. equal intensity of sound components – was perceived differently depending on the exact position in the room, which was due to the change in the location and directivity of the sound source (individual speakers in the dodecahedron). Kreis and Michałczak proposed a situation in which space and listeners became composers by being able to shape the received sound, whereas the object itself was only an incitator. The experience was intensified by a flashing lamp whose stroboscopic rhythm drew the visitors to this guerrilla intervention. […]

Małgorzata Miśniakiewicz: Concealed. In: Art Reviev SURVIVAL 17. Catalogue, Wrocław 2019, p. 62-63.


photo: Małgorzata Kujda