Christina Kubisch’s immersive installation “La Serra” enables the visitors to create their own unique sound composition by wearing special induction headphones and move through 1600 meters of electric cables suspended from the ceiling like a jungle. The intensity and mix of sounds change according to the movement of the visitor.
The soundscape consists of field recordings of nature (tropical forests, birds and wild animals, wind, rain and other sonic events) alternating with electromagnetic fields, recorded with special induction tools from light systems, electronic advertisements, computer screens, digital transmitters etc.
“Nature” is represented by two different kinds of soundscapes: field recordings of undisturbed nature which usually we do not have the access to listen to and the dense sounds of electromagnetic waves, created when producing digital images and sounds which often are more familiar to us than “real nature”.
La Serra has been presented in various acoustic and visual installation arrangements. A site specific version of the installation is part of the collection of the Saarland Museum of Modern Art in Saarbrücken since 2021.
“La Serra” Walking with headphones through the installation
La Serra, 2017 – ongoing Multi-channel sound installation, electric cables, induction headphones