This exploration encompasses parametric design and aspects of contingency. As a creator of artefacts, I tried to take a stand back, to rather create conditions under which unique information is taken up, and used for capturing the line of transient moments.

In a process that embraces togetherness five devices translate soundscapes of the environment in which they are placed into physical shapes. Artefacts in the form of unique wooden vessels evolve, in shapes I cannot predict. That’s to say, the devices make the artefacts for anyone who participates, together with everyone else whilst actors do not necessarily know of each other’s participation.
Thus, the ever new variations of artefacts become tokens of a specific time in space- like traces in the sand.

The full audible spectrum of soundwaves is divided into five frequency ranges. The vessels that evolve from each device will trace how much of a specific frequency range appears. If a high amount of frequencies are detected, the associated device will speed up the process of coiling the wooden veneer stripe.

The project comments on the entanglement of actor, artefact and context in envisioning surroundings where the borders of these three aspects are blurred.

©Heinrich Ehnert, 2018