Projekt Metatron - die erste Posaune/The First Trumpet (2013)

ā€¦is based on the Book of Revelation of Saint John, which is the last book of the New Testament. It contains the seven seals. Each proclaims horrible prophecies for the earth. The seventh seal talks about the seven trumpets that correspond to seven plagues. Each time a trumpet is heard, a plague overwhelms the earth. The first trumpet symbolizes hail and fire mixed with blood, that burns one third of the earth, one third of all trees and all green grass.

'Die erste Posaune' as an art project somehow based on the above will instantly induce an altered state of consciousness (if in the right room). It is an approach to translate scientific data and knowledge into a form that can be understood intuitively.
To produce infrasound and low frequency sound signal a combination of a transmission line and horn loaded design has been used. An 18ā€¯ cone driver has been mounted to a 6-12m long and 50cm wide tube. The size of the whole system is supporting the mighty impression of a message from god, like organ pipes in churches do. Others can interpret it as a message from Gaia. It should not be limited to a religion or a specific philosophy but should include different approaches we could perceive the world - or better what is behind the world we perceive.

In this first attempt we (ArtScienceSociety ->Bachhofer/Rysavy/Wildenberg) presented for instance population growth, fish catches, chicken meat consumption, the concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere and other changes since the start of industrialization with an acoustic signal that can be perceived with the whole body and which makes us understand exponential growth and its impact better.

Pipes sponsored by: Pipelife Austria

Exhibited in November 2013 during "Das Exponential" (Ausarten) and in April 2014 at the University of Technology Vienna in the "Chamber of Curiosities".