QuietNoises (Field 1)
Artist Jutta Ravenna collecting QuietNoises
QuietNoises, Field 1, University of Fine Arts Berlin, interactive Soundinstallation with extremely soft high frequency insect sounds, which are hidden in a tree trunk, density navigated by ultrasonic-sensors, location-dependent densification 1
QuietNoises, Score Field 1
QuietNoises addresses the avoidance of displaying liveliness in nature.
"In the ground beetle (Broscus cephalotes) it is particularly impressive to watch their reflex of playing dead (Thanatose). If a danger threatens, many bugs lapse into complete immobility. Many spread their legs in spasmodic rigidity wide out from their body, so these cannot be bent in; others pull the extremities completely into themselves in order to deprive the enemy of any attack opportunities ". (Adolf Horion: coleopterology for nature lovers, Frankfurt / M, 1949).
Extremely quiet high-frequency insects sounds hidden in a tree trunk are transformed, almost imperceptibly, at an easy tempo. An acoustic deception arises: are the animal sounds playing from the speakers or are insect noises coming from inside the wood? location-dependent densification 1