Artists Agata Kneć
Genre Sound   Installation
Edition Survival 17

Sound Art Forum

[…] The usually unnoticeable acoustic properties of the venue have been carefully examined by Agata Kneć, who referred to Raymond M. Schafer’s concept of soundscape. It can be applied not only to vast, open spaces, but also to smaller ones, in which the bodies, internal organs and components of people, animals and machines emit rich and varied sounds that make up the final composition. In her sound installation titled Tremor, hospital rooms are turned into an instrument-organism that undergoes surgery, reacting to the movement of air, presence of living beings, changes in the electroacoustic field, vibrations of the building and electronic equipment, and sounds from the past. The interpenetration of geo-, bio-, anthropo- and cosmophonic systems adds up to form a metaphony – the full spectrum of wave phenomena that ultimately affect the sense of hearing. By recognising the components of the sound environment, Kneć’s interactive installation reproduces the full map of the soundscape, bringing out those aspects that are usually sensed rather than consciously experienced. […]

Małgorzata Miśniakiewicz: Concealed. In: Art Reviev SURVIVAL 17. Catalogue, Wrocław 2019, p. 85.

photo: Małgorzata Kujda

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