WOLFRAM DER SPYRA: SOUND INSTALLATION at the HOSPITAL CHAPEL
in TREYSA |
- Prolog 7.17min
- Gebouw 5.55 min
- Prozession 7.07 min
- Lazarus 7.17 min
- Fieber 8.58 min
- Krisis 6.16 min
This is a room-filling, site specific sound installation with a compositional
structure and external design which work together to suggest the original
historical function of the building. The music is divided into three thematic
sections, which refer to the borderline psychological experiences associated
with the chapelís past.
The music is played from a pre-recorded CD and is heard through
loudspeakers placed in the corners of the room. The presence of several
hospital beds underlines the compositional aspiration of the piece. Their
apparently superficial symbolism is conscious and is substantially deepened
by the musical experience. It is the intention of the artist that the visual
elements of the installation combine with the acoustic accompaniment to
lead the visitor to new forms of perception and the redefinition of the merely
superficially known environment.
The visitor thus has the chance to consciously become one with the
historical implications of the space.
The visitor is expected to overcome the common topophobia of sacred and
ecclesiastical places. In this respect, music and spatial design are a medium
for the historical transformation of the space and an allegory for the original
function of the hospital. It is hoped that, for the audience, the sensory
perception of the healing spirituality and the historical authority of the place
will combine and prevail.