Detail of the work Dipôle ,by Quentin Aurat - 2014

Dipole is a video and sound installation. This self-portrait explores the relationship between reflection and resonance.

In the sound design field, metal plates are used to simulate the sound of thunder, or to create reverb effects. Here, this material is manipulated by the artist with the intention of making a silent film. Steel becomes an instrument of light, a wave of landscape set in the abyss. From this same steel plate, the artist created an electromagnetic system capable of setting the plate in motion according to a electromagnetic motor score written for the film.

This device is synchronized with the screening, as a musician playing upon a silent cinema piece. The sound resulting from the instrument is the speculative invention of the sound suggested in the film, just like if the material reminds his own memories of past transductions.


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