thilo frank: ekko spatial installation
oct 19, 2012
thilo frank: ekko spatial installation


‘ekko’ by thilo frank
2012, permanent public installation 20m x 3m
hjallerup, denmark
images courtesy of the artist

‘ekko’, the permanent public installation developed by thilo frank consists of 200 wooden frames revolving once around an axes
through a circular concrete path. the inner form is enclosed by a fencelike structure consisting of another 200 wooden poles.
depending on the positioning of daylight, the shadows cast alternating patterns – from further distance the sculpture flickers in a
moiré effect. the visitor is challenged to perceive and explore the three-dimensional shape.

while moving through the installation – built-in microphones pick up the sound of the visitors and a computer sound system filters
and remixes the recorded pitch and sends it to built-in electrodynamic resonators. here, the project becomes an instrument and plays
a constantly changing soundtrack. the work acts as an archive of noise while the users’ understanding of space and presence is amplified.


ekko, 2012 installation view
image courtesy of the artist


ekko, 2012 installation view
image courtesy of the artist


ekko, 2012 installation view
image courtesy of the artist


ekko, 2012 installation view
image courtesy of the artist


ekko, 2012 installation view
image courtesy of the artist


ekko, 2012 installation view
image courtesy of the artist


ekko, 2012 installation view
image courtesy of the artist

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