When Times Ring, Hannah Weinberger
Opening: 6 October, 6.30 pm
Sound installation curated by Zaira Oram
Wasserturm (Badweg 10, Zurich)
OTO SOUND MUSEUM presents the sound installation When Times Ring by Hannah Weinberger at the Wasserturm in Zurich from 6 October to 17 November 2023. The work is conceived through an experimental time-specific display that diffuses and blends sound in the urban space. At the heart of this research is an interest in the sonification of time and the use of the sound as a vehicle of information, as a fluid moment of perception of both the surrounding environment and far beyond.
Hannah Weinberger employs the octagonal and historically significant water tower in Zurich as a focal point. This tower can be observed from one side of a transit zone, while from the other side it overlooks the botanical garden. This juxtaposition creates a contemplative atmosphere, serving as a catalyst to subtly engage with the notion of time and the calculations that shape our lives.
While the work naturally integrates itself into the location, a closer examination reveals that the experienced sounds are, at best, entirely displaced. This piece serves as an invitation, encouraging not only the absorption of auditory stimuli and diverse temporal perspectives but also the interrogation of our approach to time. It beckons us to enter a dialogue, continually reassessing and negotiating the fundamental themes and democratic values that underscore our society.