Conte pour radios et robinets

Radio and tap tale

sound installation - 2004

Just like in the bathroom of my boarding school as a child, a line of taps are facing us.
Of course, they are dripping. On top of them, where the mirrors are, we've set fifteen radios. The loud speakers wires, splitted and stripped, are set under the taps.

As they fall, the drops restore briefly the electrical contact, and the radios emit sounds. Like a sequencer-tap-scratch, the radiophonic flow is chopped and mixed without care. As one listen simultaneously the fifteen radios, it creates a rhythmic and playful universe in which collides the meteorological bulletin, a cantata of Bach, the Top 50, the last terrorist attack, and adds for detergents. A radio and tap tale.

The volume of sound is weak, and it is necessary to move close and listen carefully.

>> download the vidéo (QuickTime 5,2 Mo).


design and realization > arno fabre
production and diffusion > c15d

Conte pour radios et robinets - commissioned by Kling Klang for the exhibition Audioframes - Paysages sonores, Lille 2004 European Capital of culture.