The Sound Of Static Electricity// Sound installation// Sound art
Structure Synthesis was a project made for a festival in Arnhem called "Ruimtekoers". The purpose of Ruimtekoers was to give empty-dwelling buildings a new purpose. Empty-dwelling buildings have been subject for discussion for a very long time in The Netherlands. With corporations going out of business, their buildings get left behind, often staying empty and unused for a very long time. This of course is a waste of space and can be easily resolved by festivals such as Ruimtekoers. In our case the project took place in the empty ABN AMRO building in Arnhem.
My idea for a new purpose for the ABN building was to give the building and the users a way to create sound. By using the natural static energy stored in the building's metal, I created sounds. I attached extensions and interface pieces to the parts of the building that carried the largest amount of static energy. The extensions created the interface for the user to create and alter the sound created by the building. The metal square became the epicenter of the sound.
The project lasted for a month and after three weeks of experimentation the setup was completed. In the end, vibrations in the building caused the installation to emit sound. Structure Synthesis became a sound installation based on the building itself and the people that interacted with it.