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WAVEFORMS

In the center of Groningen there is a glass building called Tschumipaviljoen (Tschumi pavilion), designed by and named after the architect Bernard Tschumi. Since 1995, the Tschumipaviljoen Foundation has been organizing various artist projects with this rectangular building, giving artists the opportunity to show their art projects to a large audience.

In 2012, WERC exhibited for a month in the Tschumipaviljoen with the Waveforms installation. The shape of this elongated pavilion, which is skew and tilted, and the environment in which it is located, inspired WERC while making this installation.

Characteristic of this installation is the use of mesh screens and the integration of environmental sounds. WERC projected basic geometric shapes onto twelve mesh screens with two projectors. Because these projectors projected towards each other from two sides, a 3-dimensional shape was created in the pavilion. This 3-dimensional shape was constantly changing as the projectors were connected to sensors that registered the sound waves around the pavilion. This way, the vibrations recorded by the sensors influenced the frequency of the projected images. In doing so, WERC created a constantly changing spatial object that the spectator could watch endlessly.

With the Waveforms installation, WERC played with the architecture of the Tschumipaviljoen and presented a visual echo of the city of Groningen.

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INFORMATION

  • Exhibited
  • Tschumi paviljoen, Groningen, The Netherlands
  • Year
  • 2012
    • Type
  • Installation

  • Dimensions
  • 18 x 3.60 x 2.50 m
  • Media
  • Video Projection, Gaze, Microphones
  • Special thanks
  • Marinus de Vries, Martijn Bosgraaf

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WERC creates side specifik interactive installation in the Tschumi pavilion.
Graphic shapes move on the sound of nearby traffic.