The new ARENA project is conceived in the shape of a small amphitheater so that the sculpture can be presented both as a „Speakers Corner“ — a low-key
“hotspot“ for local participation and self-expression („Audio Graffiti“) but also function as a stage for small events and concerts.
The sculpture is created from 4 modular elements that are fitted together as a single amphitheater or split up into different elements that
function as concert “boxes“ with more sound volume.
From July 1st to November 2019.
Location: Pallasseum, Pallasstrasse 5 (near the corner of Potsdamerstrasse)
Financed from Hauptstadtkulturfonds Berlin.
Produced by the Kulturpark 3000 e.V. / Gallery Zwitschermachine.
A sculpture out of 320 connected and interactive loudspeakers for people to express themselves.
The public, local artists, musicians, choral groups and organisations can participate via a number of ways:
- calling two telephone number 0178 8382615 and 0178 838 2618 and expressing themselves for 3 minutes.
- via Bluetooth and individual Smartphones people can relay songs and messages to the sculpture.
- via direct „line in“ people can connect their devices and instruments directly to the sculpture. Or speak through a microphone.
- via an “audio twitter” #speakersarena
Additionally the sculpture can be used as PA system for events , DJs, and small concerts.
Benoît Maubrey is the director and founder of DIE AUDIO GRUPPE a Berlin-based art group that build and perform with electronic clothes. Basically these are electro-acoustic clothes and dresses (equipped with amplifiers and loudspeakers) that make sounds by interacting thematically and acoustically with their environment.
In his non-mobile sculptural work he frequently uses former public (disguarded) monuments and recycles them using modern technology and electronics.
Recycled and “found” electronics as his artistic medium. Since 1982 he has been conceiving and creating interactive sculptures in public spaces. In most cases the sculptures interact with their environment: quite often they function as “Speakers Corner” where the public can express themselves “live”.
Fotos © Benoît Maubrey