- Copper Fever
- Tutor: John Grzinich, Eik Hermann
- sound installation
Installation consists of sound sculptures made of copper and electronic devices that generate sound. I experimented with the resonant properties of copper and the possibilities of shaping electronic sound with physical material by playing it via vibration speakers that are attached to resonant copper shapes.
Copper is the oldest metal that humans learned to use about 8000 years ago and early metallurgy used to be an activity imbued with magic and divine rituals. In today’s world, the usage of copper is mostly industrial and its main purpose is being an electrical conductor. Copper is contained in some form in most electronic devices around us – it is literally making our world run. Copper has become so ubiquitous in our daily lives that it takes on a kind of invisibility we can easily take for granted. In this work, I attempt to visualize these hidden properties and amplify the sounds of electricity. I am playing with modernist design elements, surrealist imagery, and abstract organic shapes, combining prehistoric manual metalworking techniques with modern-day electronics. The result is a science-fictional interactive sound landscape made for meditative time-traveling from the late stone age to the present day.