INFRAULTRA is a commission from the City of Liège for a new sound composition for the Cybernetic Tower - an artwork by the Franco-Hungarian artist Nicolas Schöffer at the Parc de la Boverie. The sound composition is based on vocalisations of inaudible frequencies that are present around us.
The parabolic lens, which is the heart of the installation that focusses light into a tiny spot has been re-engineered and re-produced to optimise efficiency in light concentration. The original CPC was casted from aluminium in 2015. The surface accuracy was not consistent for our needs. This meant that the efficiency of the CPC was not up to par. We looked into alternative production methods that could give a more consistent result and also a more ecologic production method. We produced a new CPC with the a relative new technology called ISF (incremental sheet metal forming). The technology enables higher precision. It is a technique where a sheet is formed into the final workpiece by a series of small incremental deformations. The sheet was formed by a round tipped tool. The tool, which was attached to a robot arm, indents into the sheet by about 1 mm and follows a contour of the CPC part. It then indents further and draws the next contour for the part into the sheet and continues to do this until the full part is formed. After this the parts are cutted with a water jet cutter.
New location for the installation Tin Space from 18/09/2018
Tendencies - The Sound Edition, group show BOZAR, Rue Ravensteinstraat 23, Brussels, Belgium From 19 September 2018 to 30 September 2018 Opening on Tuesday, 18 September 2018 19:30 Hours: Tue - Sun, 10 am - 6 pm; Thu, 10 am - 9 pm (Thu 27 Sep, Fri 28 Sep, Sat 29 Sep, 10 am - 22 pm) The exhibition is curated by Joost Fonteyne
The public will be able to see and hear the Heliophone installation in action under the effects of the sun’s rays, on the terrace of the Musical Instruments Museum (10th floor). On the 5th and 9th floor the sound of Heliophone is continuously transmitted into the museum.
Free access during the museum’s opening hours.
Additionally, by appointment, there are limited visiting times of the installation on the terrace on sunny thursdays between 3pm and 4:30pm, in presence of the artist. Send a mail to email@example.com
with Niels Bakkerus, David Bowen, Commonplace Studio, Aernoudt Jacobs, Esther Kokmeijer, Martijn Koomen, Aliki van der Kruijs, Jelle Mastenbroek, Alistair McClymont, Gideon Mendel, Berndnaut Smilde, Rob Sweere, Prof. Paolo Di Trapani/Coelux and Rihards Vitols. MU Gallery Torenallee 40-06 (Strijp-S), Eindhoven, The Netherlands 1st july > 30 september
Presenting Heliophone indoors facing against a south oriented windowpane