Self Defence and Gelöschte Masse

Self Defence by Özlem Günyol & Mustafa Kunt
Gelöschte Masse by Hannes Seidl

Self Defence: Spray paint on wall
Gelöschte Masse: Three Channel Sound Installation, 8'

In the work Self Defence, a snippet of sound waves of Gezi protests (about 13 seconds) is presented like a razor wire. In this way, sound of a protest represents itself in a form that defends its position.
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Gelöschte Masse consists of five audio recordings from protests taken in Istanbul, Athens, Berlin, Madrid & New York. They have each been compressed by and inverted mp3 filter, which leaves only frequencies one does usually not hear, a very narrow band filter leaving only one frequency for each sample (this way, a five tone chord results) and a noise gate leaving only peaks of the protests.
As all samples are erased by more then 90% and language becomes unintelligible the energy of the protests remains.

Images 2,3 and 5 ©Frithjof Kjer

Documentation of a room with related works by Özlem Günyol & Mustafa Kunt and Hannes Seidl. The Room is part of the Exhibition "Parfümiert mit Dynamit" at basis frankfurt, 16.07. - 20.08. 2015


Günyol&Kunt: Self Defence, Seidl: Gelöschte Masse from Hannes Seidl on Vimeo.

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