Hullabaloo

"Hullabaloo", 2009

Klanginstallation, Multimedia / Sound installation, multimedia
Inkl. Holz, 32 Kanäle, 266 Lautsprecher, 1 Subwoofer, 1 Computer
Incl. wood, 32 channels, 266 loud speakers, 1 Subwoofer, 1 computer
255 × 235 × 60 cm

There are two hundred and sixty-six countries that lay claim to a national anthem. In Hullabaloo those national anthems are played in such a way that, after half of one has been heard, all are collectively audible for a brief interval. The national anthems are played according to a clearly planned composition. Nevertheless, a jarringly loud carpet of sound is produced, with the individual melodies drowned out in cacophony. Chaos instead of music or melodiousness. This Günyol & Kunt work recalls the Tower of Babel and the punishment of man's hubris with linguistic confusion. The viewer is confronted with a wall of 266 loudspeakers like a bellowing being. It represents global synchronicity, which leads to a loss of distinctive identities.
Dr. Thomas Köllhofer

Hullabaloo from Özlem Gunyol on Vimeo.

Installation view - Kunsthalle Mannheim,foto: C.Yücetas Foto - C.Yücetas