QuietNoises (Field 1)

Artist Jutta Ravenna collecting QuietNoises
Artist Jutta Ravenna collecting QuietNoises
  • Artist Jutta Ravenna collecting QuietNoises
  • University of Fine Arts Berlin, interactive Soundinstallatio
  • QuietNoises, Score Field 1

 

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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