good vibrations
speakers, thread, ring. kinetic unsound sculpture.
open studio, GlogauAIR artist residency, Berlin 2010.


Two large speakers face each other, connected by innumerable delicate black threads, which span the space between them. The threads vibrate. In the centre of the space between, a quivering gold wedding band draws the threads together. The closer to the ring, the stiller the threads, the closer to the speaker, the more wildly they move. The vibration is created by a pure tone played through the speakers that is below the range of human hearing, so the sculpture is ‘silent’, though anyone near who stands still for a time will be able to feel the unheard sound.

The piece was part of a larger project on the theme of partnership and created during a three-month artist residency in Berlin.