photo: NAKAMICHI Atsushi / Nacása & Partners
Klangfeld Nr.3 für Alina
|Material/ Technique||aluminum, PVC, concrete|
|Size/ Duration||H96.5×W56×D55cm, H101×W56×D58.5cm, H110×W56×D57cm, H111×W68.5×D58.5cm, H113×W56×D58.5cm, H122×W68.5×D63.5cm, H124×W56×D57cm, H131×W68.5×D63.5cm, H131×W68.5×D63.5cm, H138×W68.5×D63.5cm, H138×W68.5×D63.5cm, H142×W68.5×D63.5cm|
|Copyright Notice||© Florian CLAAR|
|Year of acquisition/ donation||2004|
|Description||Born in Stuttgart, Germany in 1968. Lives and works in Kanagawa, Japan.|
Florian Claar produces three-dimensional artworks that employ sound, and artworks based on the digital analysis of sound waves. He is frequently commissioned to produce sculptural works for public spaces and has received awards for his efforts in this field, including 1st Prize at the Public Art Competition Bad Cannstatt in 1992 and 1st Prize at the Tokyo Outdoor Contemporary Sculpture exhibition in 1998. By integrating CG image technology with three-dimensional art objects, he has created works calling our attention to the geometric structures abounding in our everyday world, and works examining the ways technology is transforming the landscape.
Twelve pipes that bell out like tubas are installed in the lawn surrounding the Museum. Each pipe passes underground and connects to another pipe, and each pair of pipes performs as a speaking tube. The bells of the paired pipes do not necessarily stand near one another, however, and hence, the speaker’s voice will be sent somewhere far away, and an entirely unexpected voice will be heard. Conversations with the other speaker are possible due to the remarkable clarity of the sound. While simple in structure, this contrivance produces a landscape where sound seems to travel through a labyrinth. The word ‘Klangfeld’ of the German title means ‘sound field.’ The work is an expression of artist Florian Claar’s fascination with producing artworks that explore the possibilities of sound – a fascination propelling him since his early career.
This Collection Data page contains the works and materials in the collection of 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, as of April 1, 2018.
Artists are listed alphabetically by artist’s surname.
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