Website: benoitmaubrey.com (Relaunch 2020)
The Seakers 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.
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 work 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, Frank Paul