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“
Podium Price 2013
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
Fotos & Videodokumentation: Michael Übleis & Nicola Lieser