Lirekasse på vindkraft
Street organ on wind energy on tour in northern Scandinavia by Tulle Ruth
Kurant, 5. - 7. August
Skansen (on the grass by the yellow house right next to Kurant)
Vernissage Friday 17
"Street organ on wind energy" is an experimental outdoor sound project where a combination of new and old technique is used.
The first thing the viewer sees is a windmill. The windmill provides power for a self-propelled "eternity"-work: A street organ is rebuilt so that music occurs when the wind is blowing in the mill. In front of the street organ is a sail. It serves as the whole plant's director. The sail controls the speed of the music; The more wind the faster it plays, and vice versa. Without wind the silence can be enjoyed.
The music is printed as holes on a very long roll of paper and runs in a specially designed loop arrangement above and below the street organ. This way, the music can be played infinitely without needing to roll the music roll back. The street organ plays music made especially for the project by the Norwegian composer Ruben S. Gjertsen.
Previously, "street organ on wind energy" has toured southern Scandinavia. Places like Hygum Kunstmuseum in west Jutland and Damhusengen in Copenhagen was visited by the artist who travels around with her work and presents it to the audience. The previous tour ended at the Lens museum in Fetsund by Norway's longest river Glomma. Her tour in the North begins in Kirkenes and ends in Svolvaer.
Tulle Ruth is originally Danish, but has her art education from Western Norway Art Academy in Bergen, Studio Arts at Concordia University in Montreal and from the Media Art School at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. She has exhibited at home and abroad and received numerous awards for her oeuvre. She took part in the Autumn Exhibition in 2004 and Mediekunstlab Gratz Austria in 2006. In 2009 she received Horten Kommunes Artist Scholarship and was awarded artist residencies in Tallinn and Tasmania.