The Sound of Oil

The Sound of Oil is a public sound sculpture. The consumption of fossil fuels is increasing steadily worldwide. The installation wants to create an awareness of our own oil consumption. It consists of a large, double cutaway, oil tank with a capacity of 20,000L.

In the tank, you hear a sound collage made up of field recordings. These recordings consist of a great variety of objects and actions, which are related to oil consumption (transport, plastic, textiles). Transducers direct the sound waves to the surface of the tank. Due to its architectural characteristics an unique ambient sound is created, which can develop an environmental awareness.

„Klangtank“ ist vieles: öffentliche Installation, Sounderlebnis, Irritation und nicht zuletzt auch eine Erinnerung an Paola Pivis umstrittenen „Kunst-Helikopter“

Awards
Podium Price 2013

Exhibitions:
September 2013 – November 2013      Nonntaler Unipark, Salzburg (puplic space)
Dezember 2013 – August 2014         Fachhochschule Salzburg, Puch bei Hallein (puplic space)
September 2014 – today              Technisches Museum, Wien

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Fotos & Videodokumentation: Michael Übleis & Nicola Lieser

1. August 2015
21:09

Art, •Sound Art, •Video Art
1. August 2015
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The Sound of Oil

1. August 2015
21:09

Art, •Video Art
3. Oktober 2015
22:35

Art, •Works
9. Februar 2016
0:43

16. Oktober 2015
16:12

10. Mai 2015
0:20

Art, •Sound Art
3. Januar 2017
10:21

Art, •Sound Art, •Video Art, •Works
3. Januar 2017
10:15