site-specific sound-installation, Dzialdov (2020)
videoprojection: 4k, sound, 13 min, loop
programmed object: 25 min, loop
custom built tripod: metal, microcontroller, stepper motor, gear, rechargeable lead batteries, lacquer
spruce wood (variable material, variable lenght) lenght)
The exhibition 'revision' is a juxtaposition of a choreographed machine with its performative origin. A wood beam is cut to form the shape of a needle. It grinds with its tip in a circular movement over the floor. Therefore, sounds, vibrations, and noises are created. The machine performs what was initially examined and tested with the body. However, the transition from man to machine is erratic.
While the body explores the possibilities of movement, literally feeling the sounds through the vibrations, the machine rigorously follows its registered program. And yet, perhaps precisely because of its rigor, it acquires a sensitive character. Because even though it lacks a physical sensitivity, it nevertheless performs with greater precision than the human body.
Sometimes it hovers so close above the floor due to an almost invisible slope which the human body isn’t capable to perceive. For unlike him, who actively triggers and receives vibrations from the needle-shaped wooden beam, in the setting of the machine these vibrations are caused by the slope and other irregularities in the ground. Only a few millimeters of the slope are noticeable in the installation. The machine constitutes a new body which now acts between me and the wooden beam. Through it, my own body express itself in a way that it’s conditioned by it.
The juxtaposition takes place in two adjacent rooms which are connected by two passages. The noises and movements of the projection in one room and the machine in the other are occasionally overlapping. These overlaps are not controlled. Thus, the visitors are pulled back and forth between the rooms, sometimes by the movement in one room, sometimes by the sound in the other. New moments of comparison are constantly being created, coincidence and planning float together.