Resonance

Gunhild Mathea Olaussen

Sound installation and performance, 2019

10m diameter circular landscape of resonating copper loudspeaker membranes around a core of 12 sensor-activated columns of strings.

Exhibitions

Solo exhibition at Galleri F15, Moss, 01.02.2020 - 15.03.2020

Ultima, Oslo Contemporary Music Festival 2019 at Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, 14.09.2019- 15.09.2019

Pilot project at Østfold Kulturutvikling / The Norwegian Art Academy, may 2016

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Resonance

Some spaces are like magnetic poles.

Vibrating, between materials, between relations.

 

In reality this is conspicuously specific – a sound that fits in my hand, a cord between two chairs

 

        Isn’t it so that space and time are built from gaps, the way sound relates to silence?

 

I would like to invite you inside these gaps. We could have talked about silence, vibration, implementation and mass. Silently.

 

Sound waves 

bodies in the air

they become a corporeal memory

 

I want to rest my forehead against this.

NO

Resonans er et nytt verk av kunstner og scenograf Gunhild Mathea Olaussen, som vises som en installasjon og et utvidet instrument spilt av en rekke utøvere i løpet av Ultimafestivalens åpningshelg. Resonans er et sensordrevet instrument som aktiveres ved at publikum beveger seg inni det. Installasjonen består av en sirkel av vibrerende høytalermembraner i kobber, med en kjerne av sensoraktiverte vertikale strenger. Til sammen utgjør disse et taktilt rom der spillet mellom resonans, luft og lydbølger gjør det mulig å aktivt ta del i en sonisk opplevelse.

Installasjonen kan oppleves lørdag og søndag i museets åpningstid. Én eller flere utøvere vil fremføre en performance i sammenheng med installasjonen. Besøkende kan komme og gå som de vil.

ENG

Resonance is a new work by Norwegian artist and scenographer Gunhild Mathea Olaussen, which will be on display as an installation and as an extended instrument played by a series of performers during the Ultima Festival opening weekend. Resonance is a spacious sensor-driven instrument that produces sound, which viewers activate with their own bodies as they move around the spaces within the structure. The installation takes the form of a circular landscape of resonating copper loudspeaker membranes around a core of sensor-activated columns of strings – a highly tactile enclosure of resonance, air and sound waves. In the gaps between these tactile objects, we and our bodies participate in a physical and active sonic experience. 

The installation is open during the museum’s opening times Saturday and Sunday. One or several performers will make a performance as a form of dialogue with the active room. Visitors are free to come and go as they please.

 

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Credits

 

Gunhild Mathea Olaussen

Engineering / Construction

Jonas Barsten

Roar Sletteland

Bernt Isak Wærstad
Rickard Engström Thimgren

Concerts at Ultimafestivalen 2019

Kristine Tjøgersen – musician
Jan Martin Smørdal – musician

Bernt Isak Wærstad - musician
Magnus Myhr – dancer

Pilot project 2016

Engineer: Jonas Barsten

Blacksmith: Anne Sigrid Hveem

    Scenography assistant: Aleksander Nicolay Holtermann Østgaard

 Scenography assistant: Johan Husvik

Dramaturgical consultant: Erik Dæhlin

   Lighting consultant: Kyrre Heldal Karlsen

Video: Tale Hendnes

Photo: Tale Hendnes, Johan Husvik, Gunhild Mathea Olaussen

Thanks to

Family

Ane Marthe Sørlien Holen

Jan Elisabeth Lindvik

Geir Ole Andersen, HR Tools

Aspheim Flygel og Pianosenter

     Jon Halvor Bjørnseth

  Trond Lossius

   Karen Kipphof

NOTAM

BEK

Supported by

Arts Council Norway (FFLB & Fri scenekunst)

Notam 

BEK

Bitraf

The Norwegian Artistic Research Program

Norwegian Theatre Academy

Østfold kulturutvkling (Scratch project) 

 

Reviews

https://subjekt.no/2019/09/18/ultima-sparket-i-gang-med-lydkunst-som-aktiverer-oss/

https://www.vl.no/kultur/lyd-er-ekstremt-materielt-1.1586183?paywall=expired

Links

https://ultima.no/en/events/140919_resonans

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

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

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