Talking Gongs

by Floris Vanhoof

FLORIS VANHOOF combines homemade musical circuits with abandoned projection technologies for audiovisual installations, expanded cinema performances and music releases. Translating the one medium to the other to find how our perception operates and which new perspectives appear.
“Installation in which automatically resonating gongs hang in two cubical frames. The gongs act as loudspeaker membranes that translate pre-recorded vibrations into sound. Waves that originate in small electronic circuits are translated outwards by the large physical objects. As the signal alternates between both gongs, these disk shapes seem to communicate with each other.With this installation I found a way to translate the electronic sounds that I play on homemade musical circuits to a museum context. Vibrations make reverb while traveling through the shiny metal alloy of the gongs. This enhances our spatial sense of the two-dimensional disks floating in the cubes.”