MEDIA: Bell recording, exciters, amplifier, cabling
Small scale site-specific sound installation made for a dome shaped exhibition space. Exciters on the windows provide the room with a non-directional playback of the recording of a Japanese temple bell (keisu). The shape of the space corresponds directly to the shape of the keisu. Although the bell sound and the space’s shape are each others inverse, a perfect resonance will occur.
In Zen tradition, a bell sounding will function as the most important transition between everyday activities and ‘shikantaza’ (doing nothing but sitting in meditation). The mind enters a different state when the bell strikes.
In this work the keisu is also a transition; used for a stretching of space and perception - the bell sound touches everything.