Joel Cahen: Wet Sounds

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Art Event Overview:


    The factory swimming pool of the former coke processing plant at Zollverein is turned into an underwater sound art gallery. In front of the post-industrial scenery, the swimming pool’s water serves as the medium for sound transmission from submerged loudspeakers. “Wet Sounds” effectively creates distinct sound spaces in the physical space of the swimming pool – one inside the water, one outside and one as a merger of the two as the listener floats on the water’s surface. The audience is fully immersed in sound and free to move weightlessly in the sound space. After touring swimming pools in Great Britain and Europe, “Wet Sounds” has its German premiere at ISEA2010 RUHR.

    Production Management: Nabil Ahmed

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