JANINE EGGERT

Janine Eggert/Philipp Ricklefs
Collaboration with Philipp Ricklefs, 2011
Installation view Westwerk, Hamburg
Steel, enamel, fibre glass, halogen spotlights
each 300 x 300 x 180 cm, at variable distance


Voices from the Universe is based on the principle of “whisper dishes”: when two parabolic mirrors are set up facing each other, any sound produced in the focal point of one of them will be reproduced and amplified in the focal point of the other; the sound seems to proceed directly from the sculpture. Even whispering—hence the name of this effect—may be transmitted across distances of up to two hundred and fifty feet by mirrors measuring six feet in diameter.

Janine Eggert/Philipp Ricklefs

Janine Eggert/Philipp Ricklefs

Janine Eggert/Philipp Ricklefs

Janine Eggert/Philipp Ricklefs

Janine Eggert/Philipp Ricklefs