Pulse Interval | (h)ear XL II


Wall paint, speakers, nails, thread, copper wire, dvd/player.
Four channel sound composition – 12 minutes.


Site specific Pulse Interval version for the (h)ear XL II exhibition, Heerlen. Pulse Interval is a work based on the notion of spatial orientation through sound. By emitting pulse sounds and measuring the duration of the interval between the emitted and the reflected pulse the charateristics of a space can be heard, creating a possibility of orientation. Pulse Interval uses a layering of various spaces: the space of the venue, artificial spaces and recordings of pulses in real spaces, creating and destroying the spatiality of sound. This sound is projected onto a wall painting which creates the sensation of space by distorting the visual perspective by use of light absorbing paint.