Pools of Memories
In the centre of a room of blue filtered daylight is placed
a green illuminated transparent water bed (which was especially designed
for this exhibition). The installation can be experienced with several
senses (seeing, hearing, touching, smelling and the sense of equilibrium).
Especially for the exhibition a perfumer created the smell of water, which
is being brought into the room through an olfactory object.
When entering the room a sea of voices and drops of water
are heard. Through each movement of the visitor on the bed - waves are
being created. Nine loudspeakers are located in a circular form surrounding
the bed - voices are heard in different languages. The voices together
with the sound of electronically processed sound of drops at different
levels of pitch and loudness create a musical composition. The deep drops
can be felt with the body as vibration through the bed while the individual
voices and memories can be understood only near the loudspeakers.
The interviews which I made on the theme of water and memory
were for example the memory of a woman from Tasmania, who as a child almost
drowned while swimming in a lake of dark - opaque water. Or the story
of a Korean man, who talks about the flooding of his basement apartment
in Seoul through the Hun river and the following blue mold, which covered