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Slabs'
Photo by Armando Rebatto

Slabs'
Photo by Armando Rebatto

Slabs'
Photo by Armando Rebatto

Slabs'
Photo by Armando Rebatto

Slabs'
Photo by Armando Rebatto


Video by Studio Vertov

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Slabs
Audiovisual installation. Plexiglas slabs with polished steel boxes, sensors, audio players and magnetostrictive devices
2010-13

Sounds by Stefanie L. Ku

Realized with the co-operation of Enrico Pellegrini

This audiovisual installation is composed by six vibrating plexiglas slabs with which the audience can interact. The slabs, suspended by steel cables, are printed on one side and laser-engraved on the other. In addition, they are lit by both spot lights as well as LED light strips placed on top of each slab and hidden by a polished steel box. In this way the engraved parts are highlighted.

Inside each box two devices transform an audio signal into vibrations by means of a principle known as magnetostriction. The whole plexiglas surface then becomes a musical instrument and contributes to the aural environment, making this installation a space defined by real audiovisual objects. The sound emitted becomes more intense as the viewer approaches each slab: in this way people can control its volume, thus changing the overall musical balance.

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