Two fabric loops, driven by a motor divide space and create sound.

In her sound installation Fabricmachine, Kathrin Stumreich interprets textile fabric as sound-on-film track. Using an optical sensor, she translates the moving structure of fabric panels into a rhythmic soundscape. This installation reduces one of the earliest digital applications, the automatic industrial production of weaving patterns to a state of sensual perception. The fabrics are arranged not for their fashionable value but as notation of a multi-layered sound collage. The way in which the pieces of cloth have been sewn togetheter is repsonsible for beats, breaks, and rhythms in the score. Fabricmachine undertakes a search for musical structures found in the texture and composition of fabrics, and thus cultural artifacts like textiles become a medium of data storage.




First Guthman instrument competition, Atlanta, USA, Node Festival Frankfurter Kunstverein, DE, Flussi Festival, Out of Cage, Avellino, IT, Marler Medienkunstpreise 2014, Opening Performance, DE, Kunsthalle Lana, Transart Bozen, IT  WDR Hörspielstudio Köln, Soundart, Lange Nacht der Museen, DE, Nime Congress, Sydney, AUS, Vienna Biennale, Mustererkennung, A