Lichtklangphonogramm. Musik Sehen

Ethnologisches Museum Dahlem
Lansstraße 8, 14195 Berlin

14.03.2013 – 26.05.2013

Opening hours: Tuesday – Friday 10-18h, Sat + Sun 11-18h
U3 Dahlem Dorf

MutomechanoscopeHow to visualize sound and music in the context of the collections of Ethnomusicology and the Berlin Phonogram Archive?

During the last 4 months an artist team composed by: Cruz, Marangoni, Kolkowski and Wellmer had been working on a collaborative art piece/competition at the Ethnological Museum in Berlin entitled: Musik Sehen – Visualizing Music.

View photo report Lichtklangphonogramm

Their proposal Lichtklangphonogramm, “Lightsoundphonogram” was the winning concept of this open call addressed to international artist teams. “Lichtklangphonogramm” is an exhibition of historical and re-invented optical and mechanical sound machines from the era of the wax cylinder phonograph by Melissa Cruz Garcia (COL-NL), Aleksander Kolkowski (UK), Matteo Marangoni (IT-NL) and Anne Wellmer (DE-NL) which embarks upon a travel through time from the moment when the first sound recording machines were invented in combination to the archeology of moving images of the 19th century and backwards. You are all invited to see and listen the results of this artistic research at the Ethnological Museum in Berlin-Germany.

LichtklangphonogrammLight paintings, listening stations, projecting phonoscopes, episcopes, mutoscopes, mechanoscopes among others are self-made machines exhibited in order to create a light and sound landscape composition relating to cultural anthropology and heritage.




Finnissage performance: Sunday 26.05.2013, 16-17h

On Sunday May 26th at 16h the fixed installation of Lichtklangphonogramm will be transformed into a dynamic stage setting where objects and projections move throughout and beyond the space, sound is made to travel and where wax cylinders are recorded and reproduced live and in situ. The four performers undertake a journey through uncommonly heard or seen material, drawing from the Phonogramm Archive’s early experimental and test recordings, as well as  historical texts and their own sounds, music, film and light projections.

Anne Wellmer
Aleks Kolkowski
Matteo Marangoni
Melissa Cruz García