Orgel – A visual sound installation
by Johanna Mårtensson and Ida Lundén
INSTALLATION BY JOHANNA MÅRTENSSON AND MUSIC BY IDA LUNDÉN
First performed at Fylkingen Mar 18, 2016
at Fylkingen Sören Runolf
Orgel is an audio visual exploration of the room and the sound in relation to an audience, where the visitors are the orchestra and a part of the piece. It consists of nine hanging organs, each has its own sound, just like a pipe organ. A playful exploration of materials and sounds that are made in a non hierarchic way together with the visitors. The visitors enter a quiet room with nine hanging objects, they are invited to create the music by blowing in the pipes, or just watch and listen. Each organ has its own sound.
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The installation makes us question the real value of used materials and how we feel when an object made out of￼a cheap medium is compared to a traditional object and is found to be just as effective. It shows us that the ￼substance of an item can be irrelevant in the creation of a ritualistic and sentimental environment, demonstrating ￼that many unorthodox objects can be successful in the creation of such experience. Furthermore, it allows us to ￼query whether the prior knowledge of what an instrument looks like or is made of evokes the same reaction and ￼attitude to the sound stimulating the spiritual experience. It reminds us how important it is to acknowledge used ￼material in a world which is craving the production of new objects while also encouraging and nurturing meditation ￼and wonder in a society that appears to have forgotten how to collectively contemplate.
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