Three wires stretch from a white wall with tin cans mounted on them.

Jason Kahn | Wires

January 31-March 28, 2008

Two channels of 2400 HZ sine wave are amplified by four piezo loud speakers threaded through with steel wire. The sine waves resonate the wires. Tin cans affixed to the end of each wire amplify the resonance. By slowly moving around the exhibition space the installation visitor experiences changes in the sound emanating from the resonating wires. Very slight movement can induce a great change in sound and hence in our perception of the space.

Wires seeks to heighten the visitor’s perception of space through sound intervention within the gallery environment. The sounds themselves will be difficult to localize but the sense of the room slowly “stretching” through singing wires will be immediately apparent as one moves about the space.


A blurry black and white photo of Jason Kahn.

Jason Kahn

Jason Kahn is a sound and visual artist based in Zürich, Switzerland. His work includes sound installation, performance and composition. He was born in New York, grew up in…


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