Schuring -  Ode to Mechanism

This self-playing mechanic soundmachine is built out of mechanisms from sewing-machines and centrifuges. The different objects that make the installation are mostly mechanism with a minimal carrier. Therefore they are very fragile objects. All objects are operated from a central point. This drum from a washing machine makes 1 turn in 15 minutes. On the drum there are little studs that turn on the switches. These switches make the motors of the machines go on and of like a giant musical box. All parts move like little factories with a teeming soul. The soundscape of 15 minutes that this Futuristic Organ makes contains the sounds of the different mechanisms. These sounds are amplified by contact-microphones and make together an Ode to Mechanism.

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