Sabina Hyoju Ahn | Sonomatter

Sonomatter is a sound installation and performance that transforms the bioelectrical signal from microorganisms to sound.
The work starts with building a Winogradsky Column, making a small ecosystem with mud and water — generating the electric signal with a Microbial Fuel Cell (MFC), and measuring voltage from microorganisms that are formed in mud.
As time proceeds, the microbes will create electricity and eventually die when they lack nutrients. The designed “Bioelectricity-Controlled-Oscillator” circuit consumes the (bioelectrical) energy to control the sound of the oscillator.

This project is not only a metaphorical exploration of the interaction between living matter and natural phenomena, but it also explores the domain of energy harvesting and generating clean energy. The audience is invited to experience the sound from real-time microbial data with handmade “Bioelectricity-controlled-oscillator” circuits.

Sabina Hyoju Ahn is an artist who works with various medium, sound and organic matters. Her research area is involved with finding hidden rules and patterns in natural elements and translating it into different shapes of perceptual experiences.
She has broadened her artistic spectrum in South Korea and Europe and currently she is a Ph.D. candidate in Tangible Music Lab at Kunstuniversität Linz.



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Ausstellung: 20.3. - 29.3.
Echoraum, Sechshauserstraße 66, 1150 Wien
geöffnet an Performance-Tagen ab 18 Uhr und auf Anfrage!

Sabina Hyoju Ahn | Gabriela Gordillo | Davide Bevilacqua & Veronika Krenn | Götz Bury | David Moises | Clemens Niel |
Stefan Nussbaumer | Patrick Topitschnig | Winfried Ritsch &
Josef Schauer
| Stefan Voglsinger & Patrizia Ruthensteiner |
Daniela Weiss aka Litto & Patrick K.-H. | Zorka Wollny &
Christine Schörkhuber

Performances & Workshops:
Einlass 18 Uhr, Beginn Echoraum 19 Uhr, Beginn Mutzenbacher 22:30

Tag I | 20.3.
Vehikelperformance Abfahrt 18 Uhr, Echoraum (bicycle liberation front, Uli Kühn, Philip Leitner, Elena Tiis, Chris Veigl, Dominik Painsi, Stefan Voglsinger und Conny Zenk)
Echoraum: Sabina Hyoju Ahn | Jakob Schauer, Maria Koller, Maria Hera & Julian Gamisch | Raumschiff Engelmayr
Mutzenbacher: Music selected by selected musicians

Tag II | 22.3.
Echoraum: Birgit Ulher | Michael Fischer & Sophie Reyer
22:30, Mutzenbacher: Szenische Lesung (Maria Koller aka Chora Malik, Denise Palmieri & Gilbert Waltl)

14 Uhr Echoraum: Workshop Autarke Klänge (Uli Kühn, Ulla Rauter, Stefan Voglsinger)

Tag III | 27.3.

15 Uhr, Echoraum: Workshop Autarke Klänge (Winfried Ritsch & Josef Schauer)
Vehikelperformance Abfahrt 19 Uhr, Echoraum
ca. 20:30, Echoraum: Workshoppräsentation | Artist talks
22:30, Mutzenbacher: Clemens Hausch | Sinan Ilhan

Tag IV | 29.3.
Echoraum: Das erste Wiener Mehrwegensemble | Floris Vanhoof
22:30, Mutzenbacher: Stefan Voglsinger, Daphna Horenczyk & Jolyane Langlois | Czirp Czirp