Interference

Gunhild Mathea Olaussen

Sound installation premiered at Lydgalleriet in 2019

17 sheets of glass, prepared with dry pigments and plaster, 20 min. sound composition, 17 transducer loudspeakers.

Exhibitions

Solo exhibition, Galleri F15, Moss 01.02.2020 - 15.03.2020

Solo exhibition, Trondheim Elektroniske Kunstsenter, Trondheim 15.10.2019 - 17.11.2019

Solo exhibition, Lydgalleriet, Bergen 10.05.2019 - 02.06.2019

Nominated by Ny Musikk to represent Norway at the World Music Days 2018, Beijing

Pilot project conducted in 2017

Concerts with Ane Marthe Sørlien Holen at Lydgalleriet in Bergen and Galleri F15 in Moss.

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Interference

I

The action of interfering, or the process of being interfered with

II

The combination of two or more electromagnetic waveforms to form a resultant wave in which the displacement is either reinforced or cancelled.

A meeting, a change of paths.

A polyphony of voices, creating a New.

New patterns, new coexistences, new forms.

Something obvious, something fragile.

Something barely noticeable.

I am interested in this micro perspective, this is where offset happens.

This is where we ought to listen.

An assemblage of soft forces, barely visible dissonances.

A resonance of coexistence.

A growth.

 

NO

Gunhild Mathea Olaussens installasjon Interferens tar utgangspunkt i interferens og svevninger i vårt menneskelige sanseapparat, som fenomen, metode og kunstnerisk tematikk. Arbeidet er komponert i polyrytmikk over et utvidet stemmespekter av atten interfererende glassplater, gips og fargepigment, kvinnevokal, perkusjon og partitur trykket i letterpress.

Interferens oppstår i det to eller flere bølger opptrer på samme sted og danner et nytt bølgemønster. Interferens mellom to lydbølger med nesten samme frekvens, genererer en tredje tone i vår lytting, dette fenomenet kalles svevninger. Interferens viser også til en interfererende handling, noe som blander seg med, forstyrrer - et møte mellom flere komponenter, en forskyvning, en polyfoni av stemmer som samlet danner en ny sameksistens.

Arbeidet søker å implementere interferens i grenselandet mellom materialitet og sansing, og åpne et refleksjonsrom der en forskjøvet opplevelse av fysisk autonomi kan oppstå.

 

ENG

Gunhild Mathea Olaussen's installation Interferens is based on interference and beatings in our human sensory apparatus, such as phenomenon, method and artistic theme. The work is composed in polyrhythmics over an extended vocal range of eighteen interfering glass plates, plaster and color pigments, female vocal, percussion and score printed in letterpress.

Interference occurs in which two or more waves occur at the same site and form a new wave pattern. Interference between two sound waves of almost the same frequency, generating a third tone in our listening, this phenomenon is called hovering. Interference also refers to an interfering action, which interferes with, interferes - a meeting of several components, a displacement, a polyphony of voices that collectively create a new coexistence.

 

The work seeks to implement interference in the boundary between materiality and sensation, and open a reflection space where an offset experience of physical autonomy can arise.

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Credits

Gunhild Mathea Olaussen

 

Soprano: Silje Aker Johnsen

 

Artist book/ literary score

Janne - Camilla Lyster

Ane Thon Knutsen

Concerts composed and performed by Ane Marthe Sørlien Holen

Supported by

Arts Council Norway (FFLB)

Regional Project Funds for Visual Arts / Art Centers in Norway.

Billedkunstnernes Vederlagsfond

NOTAM

The Norwegian Artistic Research Program

Norwegian Theatre Academy

photos (from top):

video: David Alræk

Ingeborg Øien Thorsland © Galleri F 15

Paal Rasmussen

Gunhild Mathea Olaussen

Links, exhibitions

https://punkto.no/exhibitions_f15/gunhild-mathea-olaussen-responsive-space/?lang=en

http://www.lydgalleriet.no/archive/interferens

https://teks.no/event/gunhild-olaussen/

A part of Olaussen research project Responsive Space at The Norwegian Theatre Academy

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Development / samples of textures:

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