A frozen scenario suspended at the precise moment of its happening: that is a contact point between life and non-life, in which space and time spread up to collapse on themselves.
The Sound Of The Earth by Yuri Suzuki
A globe-like spherical record with grooves arranged as world map, playing music related to geo-political positions:
The Sound of the Earth is a content of Yuri Suzuki`s spherical record project, the grooves representing
the outlines of the geographic land mass.
Each country on the disc is engraved with a different sound, as the needle passes over it plays field
recordings collected by Yuri Suzuki from around the world over the course of four years;
traditional folk music, national anthems, popular music and spoken word broadcasts.
An aural journey around the world in 30 minutes.
You can find out more at Yuri’s website here, which includes a full audio recording of the piece.
Junya Ishigami - Cuboid Balloon
Cuboid Balloon was constructed in the Museum of Contemporary Art in Tokyo and is actually an aluminum truss (which weighs over a ton) that’s filled with helium, so it’s floating. [via thefoxisblack]