The well-known audio artist Bill Fontana has developed the Acoustic Visions exhibition for the “OK Offenes Kulturhaus” in Linz. This involves using the lines at the voestalpine hot rolling mill as an instrument.
Parallel to the Ars Electronica Festival 2014, Bill Fontana, one of the world’s best known audio artists, has developed a new work for the “Höhenrausch” in the “OÖ (Upper Austria) Kulturquartier”. The artist has worked in sound art since the 1960s, but this is his first exhibition in a German-speaking country.
Linear Visions, 2014
The focus of Bill Fontana’s Acoustic Visions exhibition is a new work created especially for the exhibition in Linz: thanks to sound and images being broadcast live, the hot rolling mill at voestalpine Stahl GmH in Linz will be transformed into an acoustic-visual instrument. Four hidden microphones and a high resolution mini-camera will broadcast sounds and images from the rolling line live to the OK Offenes Kulturhaus.
In addition to further pieces from earlier works, the “Sommerkino” in the voestalpine open space will also provide the stage for his most recent work, every evening after 20:00—Desert Soundings was created in Abu Dhabi in 2014, giving a voice to the hidden sounds of the desert.
Opening times: September, daily 10:00–22:00, until October 19, daily 10:00–21:00
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