Punktierter Umweg (Dotted Detour)

Jutta Park Höfgen, International Festival Echo 2003, 0 - 24 h

45 pieco-speaker install on 44 trees, 45 relay, computer


With their "Punktierter Umweg" (Dotted Detour) sound installation, Roswitha von den Driesch & Jens-Uwe Dyffort are continuing a series of outdoor works that delves into the subject of landscapes that change over time, in this case that of the Jutta Park in Höfgen. They work with quiet loudspeaker-specific clicking sounds that behave like echo sounders in the immediate surroundings. Twenty button-sized Piezo loudspeakers, installed along the tree-lined alley, are made to click through electric impulses. The reverberations of the clicking sounds and their horizontal, temporal diversification amplify the perception for the surrounding space within the landscaped architectonic configuration. It is acoustically “traced” and reshaped and expanded through motion. While developing the idea, Dyffort & von den Driesch had an image of a garden in mind that starts to ramble as soon as it is no longer landscaped.

©dyffort & driesch