SKAN was taking place in an abandoned Soviet times pasta
factory in outskirts of Riga. The building was beautifully
worn out, empty and untouched since the people and the machines
left. We chose an old engine hall to accommodate our sound
installation "Resonator". It was originally made
for a show at Andréhn-Schiptjenko in 2003, http://www.gronlund-nisunen.com/2003_andrehn-schiptjenko.php.
The room had interesting oil covered base structures on the
floor and it was painted with surprising green and pink paint.
The new actualization of the installation consisted of four
steel plates, which were hanged from the roof beams with thin
steel cables. The plates made a scale of 2,0x2,0m, 1,75x1,75m,
1,5x1,5m and 1,25x1,25m in size. Small electronic motors,
with a little asymmetric weight in its axle, were attached
to each plate. At right velocity the motors started to resonate
with the steel plate creating four different sound frequencies
depending on the size of the plate. The motors on each plate
switched on and off in random order and intervals creating
continuously changing soundscape inside the echoing space.