Gert Jan Prins - Cavity: the Capacitive Version
Ten inch clear vinyl record.
‘A liberation of the machine’, the pathos often caused by sound and video experiments. While working on his self built sound tools, Prins became visually intrigued by these hidden inner-machine worlds, consisting of elements from electronic measuring equipment. Reduced Objects are studies on the interior architecture of electronic machines in a relation to his sound systems. Every machine beholds an interior landscape, normally invisible and disregarded as such, as we solely tend to take its functional exterior into account. Many artists, driven by both a romantic and a technological fascination, related to the machine and its era: from Leonardo Da Vinci in the 15th century to 20th century Futurists to present day geeks.
To voice the inner world of electronic hardware like radios, video recorders, computer games etc., the machine should, according to the machine liberators, take its true matter into account: both on behalf of its inner, private sounds as its visual existence. As all of these are the side effects of a functional destiny, they are both part of our universal full sum and independent entities, sometimes even ignored. In a role that could be pronounced as 'electronic archeologist', Prins stripped hardware, separating the electronic components, until bare frameworks, with a specific body to voice, remained. This particle configuration and (de)assembling of industrial nature's elementary presents us the series of Reduced Objects.
Graphic design: Remco van Bladel
Photography exhibition: Ingmar Swalue
Texts: Freek Lomme, Daniela Cascella and Willem van Weelden .
Format: 10" vinyl record and booklet