Insound Out

Insound Out

Christian Moeller

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Christian Moeller - Insound Out

  • 2000
  • Interactive installation (bespoke tactile feedback system, computer software, computer system, algorithmically generated sound, speakers and cameras)
  • Location: Digitopolis, second floor Wellcome Wing (no longer on display)

Insound Out invited participants to physically experience the generation and perception of sound. A seemingly empty space was activated as visitors stepped onto square grids embedded in the floor, which vibrated at various frequencies in relation to the participant's movement. At the same time algorithmically generated sounds were 'projected' onto the visitor via ceiling-based 'focused speakers'. Moeller's intention in creating Insound Out for the Science Museum, where there are many exhibits that invite visitors to play with sound, was to install an artwork where the sound would play with the visitors.

About the artist

German artist Christian Moeller (born 1959) produces work characterised by an interest in the relationships technology can build between people and buildings or spaces in which they operate. He works with contemporary media technologies to produce innovative, often subversive, intense physical events, realised at a range of sizes, from hand-held objects to architectural-scale installations.

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