Editions:  Austria · Denmark · France · Germany · Italy · Norway · Spain · Sweden · Switzerland
Advertisement

Mechanical seesaws take over former church

Share this article

Mechanical seesaws take over former church
Photo: Klangraum Krems
08:23 CEST+02:00
One hundred and fifty mechanical seesaws have been installed in a former church in Austria, in a work of art by Swiss artist Zimoun.

Zimoun’s latest installation is aptly called ‘150 prepared dc-motors, 270kg wood, 210m string wire’.

The seesaws are made from long batons that pivot vertically on short upright lengths - making a discordant, rhythmic sound that echoes around the church as they strike the floor. Each seesaw has a motor that powers a thin metal arm.

They are scattered around the nave and transepts of Klangraum Krems - a Gothic church which has been converted into an arts space in the town of Krems an der Donau (Lower Austria). 

"The sum of all those individual systems is generating rich textures in sound and motion, while the architecture of the church is reflecting and amplifying all the tiny sounds all over the space," Zimoun said.

Zimoun's other work has included installations made up of mechanical cardboard boxes.

The installation is open until July 26th, 2015.

 

Get notified about breaking news on The Local

Share this article

Advertisement

From our sponsors

Learn French in Switzerland: A fully immersive experience

Hiking in the Swiss Alps, visiting local chocolate factories, wine-tastings, jazz festivals and car shows are not part of your typical language course. Unless, that is, it’s an Alpadia language course.

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Popular articles

Advertisement
Advertisement