Electrical Walk in Berlin-Kreuzberg during the exhibition Berlinzulage

Electrical Walk - Electromagnetic Investigations in the City

During Christina Kubisch's Electrical Walk, visitors explore their surroundings with magnetic headphones.

événement/tour guidée, performance

08.12.2018, 14:00-15:00

Entrée: 12 / 8 (red.)

Electrical Walk in Berlin-Kreuzberg during the exhibition Berlinzulage

Using special magnetic headphones, visitors explore electrically generated sounds during a city walk that are usually not perceptible to the human ear. Thanks to particularly sensitive headphones, the sounds of electric currents are amplified and made audible. While in the 1980s Kubisch was trying to filter out the humming of power cables from the headphones she used for her installations. In 2003 these became the main component of her work Electrical Walk.

The palette of these sounds, their timbres and the volume vary from place to place, from country to country. They have one thing in common though: they are everywhere, even in unexpected places. Lighting systems, transformers, anti-theft devices, surveillance cameras, mobile phones, computers, elevators, tram lines, antennas, navigation systems, ATMs, neon signs and electrical appliances are hidden electric fields and yet have an incredible presence. The perception of the everyday changes once we „hear“ the current and lets the familiar appear in a different context.

Limited number of participants – please use the advance booking on the left side.

Electrical Walk - Electromagnetic Investigations in the City

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