Horror Vacui is an experimental sound installation created by Canadian conceptual artist Charles Stankievech. This is a unique series of works that counterpoints the transparency of sight with the density of sound. Using the American composer Alvin Lucier's compositional technique of reiterative recording, turn-of-the-century vacuum bell jars become the instruments to create micro-soundscapes.
The sources for what could be called "sound experiments" lie in a variety of 1960's and 70's pop songs by The Beach Boys, The Velvet Underground & David Bowie, played repeatedly inside the glass bell jars until the clarity of the music transpose into resonant harmonics expressing the particularity of each piece of laboratory glass. Slowly, the container shifts into the contained. In turn, each experiment is cut as a clear 12" vinyl record (there is no edition, each record is a unique object). A hand-sewn and embroidered felt dust jacket houses each disc, creating a series of paired artifacts: bell jars and records. Together they present: the object that sculpted the sound and the sound transcribed into an object.
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