as if – notions of there

Tobias Gerber

as if – notions of there is a spatial-kinetic composition, that mainly uses concrete sounds originating from an instrumental translation of field recordings. Within the Aggregat installation the chain of sequential sonic ‘depictions’, changes of media and translations of a real situation finds a crystallisation as a further stage: while the originally referenced ‘object’ has almost completely vanished, the work creates a sonic and social situation that potentially becomes in itself another point in a chain of references. This realisation is closer to the original situation than one might think.

This is a stereo-downmix of the composition visualised in a simulated view of the movements across the speaker array. Please refer to the gallery videos for a more natural impression. However, neither of these videos can properly represent the enveloping and spatial character of the composition and the installation.