Between places


Sound Installation of Claude Alma, 2021

At Spektral-Raumohr
​​​​​Motzstr.91, 10779 Berlin
from fri.17.09 to fri. 25.09. 2021
Open everyday from 6pm to 9pm
Opening 17.09 from 6.15pm
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contact@lamire.org / lamire.org
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Out of Ear-th is an installation whose “archisculptural” elements and sound transcriptions * of cosmic electromagnetic fields and the earth’s
magnetic field define singular and distinct listening spaces, playing with resonances and reflections, where the notions of transmitter and receiver are questioned.
These elements are in constant movement, like all the celestial bodies in the universe, taking, like the composer Iannis Xenakis, the opposite view of what Goethe thought (“Architecture is petrified music”).
In Out of Ear-th vibration reigns, in all its forms, and symbolically makes perceptible the tension between the cosmic magnetic fields, harmful to all living beings, and the earth’s magnetic field which acts as a protective shield.
Claude Alma imagined Out of Ear-th during two residency sessions A Roof Above Your Head organised by “la mire” in the partner venues Berlin Session Residency in Sept. 2020 and the ZK/U in August / Sept. 2021 in Berlin.
* The sound transcriptions were made with the help of Philippe Zarka (astrophysicist at the Paris Observatory) from data collected following a meeting of the artist with the teams of the AIP (Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam), and those transmitted by the Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) in Potsdam.