H2O

 

In the middle of a room, a round speaker moves up and down, from top to bottom and back again.

 

The voice that is captured in a musical composition from this speaker, speaks a text from the poem 'When I drowned', which Nick J. Swarth wrote especially for this installation. ​

 

On the ground are four organically shaped speaker objects from which a soundscape with alienating sounds emerges that responds to the voice composition. ​

 

When the speaker - moving up and down - comes below a certain height, the voice sounds 'under water'. The ambient soundscape from the landscape objects also changes.

When the voice rises above the line again, it sounds normal again and the ambient sounds sound dry:

 

an imaginary waterline is made visible through sound.

 

(speaker sculptures, interactive soundscape, moving speaker, poem)