|installations and interventions
sport & trauma
In an isolated chamber, opposite a wooden chair, there are installed:
one flash gun, a tin toy clicker as well as one pair of loudspeakers.
The subjects enter this synchronisation chamber one by one. After
closing the door and having taken a seat the first of three sequential
synchronisation sequences starts.
These sequences are computer controlled chronological arrangements
of two basic stimuli; the flash of light and the impulse of the
clicker toy triggered electro - mechanically by the computer as
well as this impulse's mediated version played back through the
Music is always also an attempt to synchronise the recipients' expectations
to the composer's projection of these. Sport & Trauma is a test
setup for an enquiry into the effects of diverse stimuli, their
mutual influence in time domain as well as the subjects' expectations
for continuation motivated by the stimuli's arrangement in time.
The synchronisation sequences represent an attempt to bring into
agreement concrete listener expectation with our predictions of
it thus giving us the opportunity to playfully manoeuvre between
fulfilment and disappointment.
Sport & Trauma utilizes reduced sensory stimuli in a controlled
environment and, by seducing its subjects into synchrony to our
predictions, focuses on the structure of human perception.
from october 19th - 21st 2007 'sport & trauma'was installed at the nweamo festival in morelia / mexico.
with generous support from: