Salzburger Land

Tribunal
Sound and room installation at the substation

Tribunal is an installation in front of the Elixhausen substation that makes the electrical infrastructure audible and provides insight into hidden acoustic worlds. Stimulated by the controversial construction of the 380-kV line through the Flachgau, the Linz-based sound artist Clemens Mairhofer placed a grandstand in front of the substation and thus transformed the starting point of the planned route into a concert room. The electrical high-voltage lines and transformers generate strong electromagnetic fields, which with the help of special antennas become part of a composition. The audience takes a seat in the stands – the substation becomes an orchestra.


DATES

Fri, May 14 – Fri, May 21, 2021

03:00 pm – 07:00 pm

Sat, May 22

01:30 pm – 07:00 pm

Sun, May 23

12:00 pm – 07:00 pm


ARTIST:
Clemens Mairhofer (AT)

Clemens Mairhofer’s works explore the possibilities of the relational, material and artistic qualities of sound. Sound culture, hearing and subjectivity as well as acoustic imagination are recurring themes in his artistic work as well as in curatorial projects. Clemens lives and works in Linz.


RESIDENT
Familie Frauenlob, Heumilchkäserei Elixhausen


ADDRESS / LOCATION

Line 120, Elixhausen Abzw. Mödlham stop

Tribunal is an installation in front of the Elixhausen substation that makes the electrical infrastructure audible and provides insight into hidden acoustic worlds. Stimulated by the controversial construction of the 380-kV line through the Flachgau, the Linz-based sound artist Clemens Mairhofer placed a grandstand in front of the substation and thus transformed the starting point of the planned route into a concert room. The electrical high-voltage lines and transformers generate strong electromagnetic fields, which with the help of special antennas become part of a composition. The audience takes a seat in the stands – the substation becomes an orchestra.


DATES

Fri, May 14 – Fri, May 21, 2021

03:00 pm – 07:00 pm

Sat, May 22

01:30 pm – 07:00 pm

Sun, May 23

12:00 pm – 07:00 pm


ARTIST:
Clemens Mairhofer (AT)

Clemens Mairhofer’s works explore the possibilities of the relational, material and artistic qualities of sound. Sound culture, hearing and subjectivity as well as acoustic imagination are recurring themes in his artistic work as well as in curatorial projects. Clemens lives and works in Linz.


RESIDENT
Familie Frauenlob, Heumilchkäserei Elixhausen


ADDRESS / LOCATION

Line 120, Elixhausen Abzw. Mödlham stop

Tribunal
Sound and room installation at the substation