( UN ) MEASUREMENTS
Kinetic Sound Sculpture for one prepared tree Branch,
five prepared transducer microphones, sound mixer and four speakers.
In (Un) Measurements a piece of wood from a dead tree is locally collected and carved in order to remove the rotting parts where fungi and larvae thrived, following what could be described as a generative process in which tree parasites collaborated with the artist in defining the resulting sculptural form.
The arboreal residue obtained with this method is placed vertically on a spindle resembling a turntable. Four reading points are set using prepared microphones - they act as needles reading different topographical segments of the tree, all have specific orbits with different axis and rotation cycles.
This four “non-linear measurements” align together in specific moments of time, creating a polyrhythmic interplay where fragility assures the sound composition is ephemeral and no rotation can be the same.
This project is a series and has been publicly presented in different shows, some include: