Edited by Max Hollein and Jesper N. JØrgensen. Essays by Nicolas Bourriaud, Will Bradley, Diedrich Diedrichsen, Russell Haswell, Blazenka Perica, Martin Pesch and Daniel Birnbaum.
Beyond the scope of the defining non-material characteristics of sound, sound becomes a formal material, a kind of audible sculpture accompanied by discourse on its constructive, societal, philosophical, and emotional aspects. At least, it does for the contemporary artists represented in Frequencies [HZ], each of whom works with sound within the context of visual art--Angela Bulloch, Farmersmanual, Ryoji Ikeda, Daniel Pflumm, Ultra-red, Mika Vainio, and others. With an audio CD ingeniously integrated into the book's cover design, and reproductions of sculptural and visual art, as well as specific, often minimalistic installations and interventions which employ sound or electronic experiments with sound, Frequencies [HZ] explores how sound impacts upon the perception of architecture and otherwise influences the components of individual experience. Participating artists reflect on the institutional context and the situation that evolves between the work of art and the viewer.