Sound Performance

Skulturenmuseum Glass Box

Marl, May 2022

Thanks to: Georg Elben, HPP Architects, City of Marl,

In 2022 the Museum Glaskasten in Marl has moved to a new location. The entire building complex is now being renovated and reconstructed. The museum with its collection will not return to this place.

With my sound art project I was able to pay homage to the place before it finally changes its form and function. In the empty former museum rooms I was able to realize two sound art experiments. This is an acoustic inventory, an acoustic fingerprint of the place, edited and archived for the future.

Photo: City of Marl / J. Metzendorf

Two experimental arrangements in the former sculpture museum Glaskasten Marl.

The first experimental arrangement consists of sounds that are brought into the room. They are live on-site electronically modeled sounds sent into the space. There is an initial idea of what electronic instruments will be used. The actual selection takes place on site. My work forms a sculpture of sound positioned in the empty spaces.

The electronic sound that I send into the room takes on the role of the work of art, the sculpture. But it is also a changeable, kinetic sculpture that temporarily moves through the rooms.


In the second experimental arrangement, I worked with the room itself. Here I took the sounds that are already present in the room (from outside as well as inside) and amplified them back into the room. This process resulted in feedbacks that I continued to work with. I played with the individual, specific frequencies, the standing waves that resulted from the material, and thus made the whole room vibrate.
The room belonged to itself.
Depending on the location and material, different frequency ranges stood out and were more present than others. The audible sounds have moved through the material and spread into the walls. These material sounds were the instruments I played with.