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“SHRINE: a Torii Gate” by Benoit Maubrey

benoit_maubrey_shrine.jpgSHRINE: a Torii Gate (where the spirits are more likely to hear your prayers) opens at the Kobe Biennale, Japan on September 19, 2015. It is a public interactive sound sculpture that allows spectators to express themselves and play music and messages directly through it.

200 recycled loudspeakers are mounted on a 4 -meter high Torii Gate structure and connected together. Four people can simultaneously be connected to a 8-channel speakers system that allows them to express themselves directly via a microphone input or their smart phones with Bluetooth technology. At the same time the sculpture amplifies “recycled“ electromagnetic waves (white noise): the low-volume sounds are permanently hearable as a “background” sound that changes throughout the day: this is the “pulse” of the sculpture. Additionally SHRINE can also be used as a sound system for concerts, formal occasions and open-air events.


Sep 17, 2015
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