Galleri 21, Malmö

Sound installations and collage, Galleri 21/Malmö, SE, 2010

Mari Kretz at Galleri 21

Sound installations and collage

About Debris

The title Debris refers to sound fragments of airplanes, television and radio broadcasts, mobile phones etc. that humans produce and accumulates in the atmosphere. In the sound installation Debris, radio waves from the atmosphere and signals from a pulsar (a dying star) has made audible. The work consists of  7-14 speakers hanging from the ceiling in a circle, creating an acoustic space. Standing in the room, you gradually hear the full impact of space that is quiet and meditative.

Satellites and research stations on earth capture radio waves from space. Data is collected and made into audio files, and thus becomes audible, and then analysed by scientists and artists. Debris is one of the first works carried out in the multiannual project Debris & other pieces.

About 7000 Lashes

The whipping machine is attached to the wall. The machine will make 7000 lashes during the exhibition, and then it stops by itself. The title refers to a present punishment in Saudi Arabia.

In October 2007 two men have been sentenced by a court in al-Baha in south-western Saudi Arabia to 7000 lashes each for sexual intercourse. The men continued to be at imminent risk of further flogging, possibly in stages, to complete their sentences.

About Ta Kymatika

The sound installation Ta Kymatika consists of three tables where the surface is replaced by water. Sound from injured organs of human beings passes through the water, sound waves are reflected in the water.

Trauma from assaults, war and torture etc are stored in the body and gives us injuries that we cannot catch in meetings with other people. It is as if the tables has collected, filtered and then transformed what we could not express with words.