Sound Installation 2016
Concept and realisation: Els Viaene
Electronics and programming: Jan Wante
Sound advice: Johan Vandermaelen, Carsten Stabenow
This artwork is a production by Werktank
With the support of the Flemish authorities and CultuurCulture
"Meanwhile ... The City" - exhibition
Laznia (PL) - Nucleo (BE)
19 March - 12 April
There is a time ball on the lighthouse in Nowy Port, Gdańsk. The first device of that kind in the district dates back to 1876. Before the introduction of radio communication, time balls were an important optical signal for the sailors. They could calibrate their on-board chronometers and position their ships along the lines of longitude at sea. It is an ingenious system that works by the means of electromagnets and time signals. A long history precedes the arrival of the time ball.
Timekabinet is a sound installation that evokes other worlds, ancient times, the vast sea and journeys of exploration by means of a paper map and a spherical magnet.