koan

If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?

 

The work Koan rests upon this sentence. To utter this sentence is to question yourself about the intrinsic relations of man and reality; to inquire what is sound and when it happens; to seek in the resonances of our deepest thoughts the unreachable answer for this questioning.

 

In this philosophical, psychoanalytical and of inner contemplation scope, the project finds its developmental environment. It tries to deal with this 'koan' – a questioning which, in Zen Buddhism, aims the depletion of the analytical intellect with the intention of provoking a more intuitive thought – in order to explore the relationship of an observer along with a system that produces a particular sound.

 

A spectator, when standing in front of the installation, activates the sound and control its frequency and amplitude by his position in space. The ink on top of the subwoofer is spilled on the paper above the structure, that is responsible to fix, as a drawing, the record of this experience.

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