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Denmark’s EKKO Pavilion Records the Voices and Footsteps of Visitors Navigating its Spiral Path

Posted By Lori Zimmer On November 2, 2012 @ 10:02 am In Art,carousel showcase,Design,Gallery | No Comments

green design, eco design, sustainable design, Thilo Frank, EKKO, sound installation, interactive sound installation, wooden installation [5]

The sprawling installation encircles a grassy knoll at a Danish park. Twisting and contorting as if it is a giant square slinky, visitors are invited to walk in and around to activate EKKO’s musical features. 200 wooden frames [6] of varying size are spaced out to make up the piece, united with a continuous concrete walkway.

The sounds created by EKKO are entirely dependent upon the steps and voices made by visitors. The hidden microphones pick up the sounds [7], which are then remixed by a computer and then played back throughout the installation. The sounds are also archived, turning the installation into a sort of sound time capsule, giving the artist a snippet of the visitors who experienced EKKO on a given day.

Aside from a sound installation, EKKO also interacts directly with the sun. Since the 200 wooden frames [8] are each set apart, the sun has varying effects during the day, throwing a lattice work of shadows on the site, while also filtering light in different effects. From afar, the slats cause a vibrating edge effect, looking almost static to the naked eye.

Frank’s installation combines architecture, art and sound, while creating an audio record of itself.

+ Thilo Frank [1]
Via Dezeen [9]

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URLs in this post:

[1] Thilo Frank: http://www.thilofrank.net/

[2] wooden installation: http://inhabitat.com/leonardo-drew-transforms-reclaimed-wood-into-apocalyptic-oversized-installations/

[3] comes to life with sound: http://inhabitat.com/be-open-sound-portal-brings-music-and-acoustic-art-to-trafalgar-squares-crowds-at-london-design-festival/

[4]  : http://inhabitat.com/ekko-pavilion-records-visitors-voices-and-footsteps-while-filtering-sunlight-in-denmark/thilo-frank-ekko2/?extend=1

[5] Image: http://inhabitat.com/ekko-pavilion-records-visitors-voices-and-footsteps-while-filtering-sunlight-in-denmark/thilo-frank-ekko3/

[6] wooden frames: http://inhabitat.com/foret-ii-is-a-meditation-pavilion-made-from-810-reclaimed-shipping-pallets/

[7] microphones pick up the sounds: http://inhabitat.com/new-post-submission-1291/

[8] wooden frames: http://inhabitat.com/gigantic-timber-wave-installation-welcomes-the-london-design-festival-to-va/

[9] Dezeen: http://www.dezeen.com/2012/10/29/ekko-installation-by-thilo-frank/

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