Concept, Composition, Realization: Philipp Bergmann, Matthias SchönijahnProducers: Festival der jungen Talente 2012 / Senckenberg Naturmuseum Frankfurt am Main
Sound-Installation Senckenberg Naturkundemuseum Frankfurt am Main.
The installation "Soundspace" in the Senckenberg Museum of Nature is based on the juxtaposition of strategies of acoustic and visual perception. The search is for the object-like nature of sound and the discontinuity of the object. The aim is to determine the relationship between the immediacy of the acoustic, its radical transience and the resulting absence. The confrontation with this absence opens up a kind of double presence: the presented presence of the object and the produced presence of the subject. Philipp Bergmann and Matthias Schönijahn use the Senckenberg Natural History Museum, which is committed to the scientific idea of modernity through its founding history, which stretches from the late 18th to the beginnings of the 19th century. In the exhibition area of the museum, it becomes clear how the scientific exhibits are presented to the eye of the beholder in an exemplary manner, as they can be grasped, measured and controlled. The artists aim to question this dichotomous relationship between subject and object. As in an experimental arrangement, they create an autonomous aesthetic event that can no longer be attached to the object alone.