Darsha Hewitt: Electrostatic-Bell-Choir

20. May 2012, 00:00 - 00:00

Presentation on Sunday, May 20, 2012, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. in the event room of the EDITH-RUSS-HAUS for Media Art with an introductory greeting at 12 p.m.

How does a television sound and why can't you make music with LCD screens?
For the Edith Russ House, Canadian artist Darsha Hewitt realizes the installation Electrostatic Bell Choir, which, full of ironic poetry, uses the electrostatic charge of old cathode ray televisions.
Turning the TVs on and off becomes the trigger for a "chime" operated by the electrostatic charge of the screens. A "quasi-melodic" chorus is created in which mechanical and electronic ages meet, and old and new aesthetics try each other out.

Darsha Hewitt is developing the Electrostatic Bell Choir as part of the Media Art Fellowship of the Foundation of Lower Saxony and the EDITH-RUSS-House.

The EDITH-RUSS-HAUS would like to thank everyone who donated their TVs to this project!

Subsequent exhibition of the project from May 22 to 28, 2012, Tue-Fri from 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. and Sat, Sun and Whit Monday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. at the Pulverturm am Schlosswall.