Marianthi Papalexandri Alexandri - Untitled V - neo
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Untitled V

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Added on 9 September 2019

Untitled V by Marianthi PAPALEXANDRI-ALEXANDRI and Pe LANG actuator, metal,10 speakers Size: 600 x 250 mm Year: 2013 Untitled V is a sound sculpture that consists of miniature speakers acoustically activated by a motor-driven mechanism. A nylon thread is fastened through a hole at the center of the membrane; the end of the nylon thread is loosely secured to a motor turned rosined wheel to produce friction. Sound is produced by the action of the rim of the rotating wheel rubbing the thread as the wheel is turned. The two surfaces alternating between sticking to each other and sliding over each other, with a corresponding change in the force of friction. The motor speed is reduced at the lowest speed. The slow turn of the wheel creates changes in the tension of the thread, resulting as sounds (crackling impulse) in the membrane of the speaker. Untitled V creates a very quiet listening experience.
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Marianthi Papalexandri Alexandri

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