Exhibition 9 – 26 September 2021
For Rewire Festival, Quartair is collaborating as exhibition site with A State of Amplitude, a show with sonic sculptures, instruments and sound transmitting vessels.
Participating artists: Natalia Domínguez Rangel (NL/CO), Hans van Koolwijk (NL), Louis Braddock Clarke (UK/NL), Wen Chin Fu (TW/NL), Mike Rijnierse (NL) and Rob Bothof (NL), Andreas Trobollowitsch (AU) and Andre Bartetzki (DE).
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 the City of The Hague, Stroom Den Haag and the Mondriaan Fund.