Fri 26. Oct 2007 - Sat 24. Nov 2007
Mindfall (Installation view 1) - 2007
motors, fuses, fuel, cable, smoke, table
557 x 252 cm / 219 1/4 x 99 1/4 in
Mindfall (2007) is a new installation of AssaŽl's work Mindfall (2004), which she presented previously at the Manifesta 5. Inside a factory's former office and electrical distribution center, are displayed 21 discarded motors on worktables. The office's windows are extremely fogged, blocking the spectator's view. Upon entering the booth, the engines are constantly turning on and off, so that several are activated at once. They work at a very low energy level and their reduced power causes them to overstrain. Between clangs and groans they sluggishly perform their pointless labour, overheating and filling up the space with smoke and a biting smell of gasoline. In turn, the intermittent frequencies of the motors produce vibrations and their tones come together in a harmony of noises, a materialization of sound which can be felt throughout the body. For the exhibition's opening at Johann KŲnig, the musician Mika Vainio amplified these frequencies and arranged them into a composition.