Polyphony (2017.1)

Catalogue Record

Collection

Maker

Title

Polyphony

Date

2013

Description

Polyphony functions as a large compound ear that separates, abstracts and re-organises the myriad sounds of the world. Numerous listening horns, crafted from spun metal, are arranged across the large surface area of a sphere, and together capture sounds from different directions.
Commissioned for the 2013 Crafts Council Touring exhibition Sound Matters, this work assumes that the critical organ required to experience this exhibition is the ear, rather than the eye. By offering an acoustically buffered environment, the sounds of the surrounding exhibition and gallery are captured and amplified; the harvested sounds conjuring up a new soundscape.

Dimensions

height (Trumpet):  44cm
diameter (Trumpet):  29.5cm
height (Core):  39.5cm
diameter (Core):  49.5cm
height (Stand):  150cm
diameter (Stand):  65cm

Object number

2017.1

Category

  • Polyphony, Studio Weave, 2013, Crafts Council Collection: 2017.1. Photo: Sophie Mutevelian.