8 bass speakers, brass plates, bead chains, 3 drawings, ball point pen on paper, 33 x 52 cm

Centrale for Contemporary Art, Brussels
29.06. - 10.09.2017
KIKK Festival of Digital and Creative Cultures, Namur
La Semaine du Son 2022, MIM Brussels, 07.-13-03.2022

A production of Overtoon with the support of the Flemisch Community

The installation On Random Walks revolves around the phenomenon of knots in vibrated granular chains and examines how knots contribute to the understanding of space and movement. In physics, granular chains are used as a model to study the behavior of string-like objects such as DNA, RNA or polymer macro-molecules that often become entangled.

An array of brass plates is set into vibration at infras­onic frequencies, diffused by sub woofers. A bead chain is placed in the center of each plate. Excited by very low, inaudible oscillations they start to move in unpredictable ways, which leads at times to spontaneous knot formations in varying complexity as well as their instantaneous dissolution. The bouncing strings in turn slightly strike the brass plates and create a pulsating field that constantly shifts by time, by the visitors walk through it and the change of one’s perspective.

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