The installation was made for the exhibition NOR13 sound based art, at Akershus Kunstsenter 21 Jun – 4 Aug 2013
Ettermælet shows a dark wall that slants inward, into the exhibition space, with an opening to the room behind the wall. There, one may see a concrete block with a sewing machine and a metal box sticking out halfway. The sound of a slowly accelerating machine fills the room and when the sewing machine’s needle, threaded from an electric spool, slowly approaches the metal box, the box resounds thunderously. Jutting out of the concrete block is a tube one can put an ear against and hear a filtered version of the machine and the box, while the sounds are amplified by dark, looming wall.
(text from the catalogue at Akerhus Kunstsenter)
Recording from the installation: