18. July 17.00
Amidst II. Act
Monologues are two listening sculptures, that serve as acoustic amplifiers of “small sounds” in the surroundings. Similar objects were used on a larger scale as acoustic locators in the pre-radar era to locate enemy aircraft, or on a smaller scale as simple hearing trumpets.
The sculptures – one at Aspern Seestadt and the other at Notgalerie nearby Aspern Nord – are placed in the area of a former airfield. There, the listening sculpture / acoustic locator relates to its original purpose. At the same time, it makes it possible to listen in detail to the diverse soundscape of inhabited areas, construction sites of a new city-district, and rural landscapes.
With recent experience of self-isolation, the Monologues might serve as a tool for a long distance communication.
ADATA2019, Plovdiv, Bulgaria, 2020
Photos © Matěj Frank