Postponed: A state of amplitude

During Rewire Festival, Quartair was preparing A state of amplitude, an exhibition with sonic sculptures, instruments and sound transmitting vessels.

Participating artists: Louis Braddock Clarke (UK/NL), Wen Chin Fu (TW/NL), Hans van Koolwijk (NL), Peter William Holden (UK/DE), Mike Rijnierse (NL), Andreas Trobollowitsch (AU)

However, due to public health concerns with the corona virus outbreak, Quartair is postponing all projects until the pandemic is controlled and social activities can get back to normalcy. We wish everyone a peaceful and creative quarantine. We are all together on this!

A state of amplitude focuses on the potential of re-amplifying the micro-powers of vibrating matter. Departing from the idea of a membrane as a selective instrument, excerpts of sounds are filtered, distorted and amplified. In these sonic architectures, an unfolding dimension arises, re-fabricating it into a composed reality. Through entering this space of vibrations an identification assembles between listeners and elemental matter, between inside and outside, between hallucination and realism.

An assemblage of active sounding objects remain open for compositional coincidences, new spatial conditions and modes of relation. These dynamic aspects result in a shifting soundscape forged by the acoustic setting and the state of the observer.

This exhibition is supported by Stroom Den Haag.