Sound Installation

This category encompasses works that are to be diffused in a particular space in a non-concertant situation, i.e. a situation where visitors can come and go as they wish. Often the works take the context of the site or the exhibition into account. These works do not seek a dramatic-musical form but have a more sculptural or atmospheric quality. When possible, I work with realtime processes that are computer controlled and lead to ever-changing sounds or constellations of sounds, rather than fixing the sound on a medium and playing it back in a loop.

Accel / Zero-Phase

Two paired sound installations and text installation in the town of Eisenerz, Styria. One based on the acceleration of time, one based on standstill.

Configuration

Installation for a ship hull. 9-channels sound, 3-channels video, light and scent. Gallery NOASS Riga, May 2015. Supported by the Regional Government of Styr...

Turbulence

Sonification-based sound installation. 42-channel sound; paper and thread; 15-channel sensors. Sound composition: Hanns Holger Rutz. Visual composition: Ana ...

Sliding

Sound installation for the gateway of the Styrian station of the Austrian broadcasting corporation ORF.

Voice Trap

A collaborative installation, using mirrors and jars, story fragments which combine factual and fictional elements, 96 piezo speakers capturing voice sounds.

Unvorgesehen–Real–Farblos

Binaural voice recordings (headphones), computer graphics. Shown as part of the exhibition «Writing Machines» at gallery ESC im Labor in Graz, Austria.

Writing Machine

Installation based on the broad notion of “grapheme” – the manifestation of the process of writing-as-trace, an infinite chain of signification.

Feuchtigkeit

An arrangement of glass plates functioning as screens for video and sound, motion within stillness, balance between pure sensation and associative scenery.

Dissemination

«Dissemination» is a collaborative audio-visual installation by Hanns Holger Rutz and Nayari Castillo, in which both media create a space by relying on and r...

Amplifikation

Sound installation with sixteen glass plates and four speakers in the former tram depot of the electricity works Weimar. Commissioned by the Kunstfest Weimar...

Urban Spaces

This is an installation developed by our improv quartet HMSS (Ludger Hennig, Markus Markowski, Sciss, Johannes Sienknecht). It was commissioned for the «O!VĀ...

Unterwelt

The city of Jena invited quartet HMSS to work with sounds of scientific places usually not accessible by the general public.

Vice Versa

«Vice Versa» is comprised of two audio-visual installations in the big and small cisterns in Berlin Prenzlauer Berg. It was commissioned by the Singuhr Hœrga...

Kalligraphie

This work was composed for an exhibition produced by Manfred May in the Galerie im Bürgerhaus, Zella-Mehlis 2007. The exhibition fathoms the exciting contras...

Command Control Communications

Four interactive video projections running simultaneously, comprised of ready-made movie advertisement, an excercise in upcyling.

Zelle 148

Sound installation for the exhibition «Einschluß 2» in the former prison of the Ministry for State Security (Stasi) of the GDR, Erfurt 2006.

Rigid String Geometry

An audiovisual installation by Ludger Hennig and Hanns Holger Rutz. It is based on the work “Installed Piano String” which was developed at the Studio for el...

Electric Streamboat

Site specific installation with five loudspeakers wrapped as boats or batteries, diffusing sounds of a person sleeping.

Quagmire

This project originated in a muliple participants sound installation about little creeping animals. It is the first collaboration with Cem Akkan whom I got t...