Struck Modernism

Struck Modernism is a project by the artist Florian Dombois, in which he strikes sculptures with a hammer and records their distinctive sounds with a contact microphone. These sounds are then combined to form a clock and re-used in a sound installation. These sounds are combined to form a clock and then re-used in a sound installation. The aural qualities of 23 sculptures from the collection of the Museum Haus Konstruktiv in Zurich are presented in the publication. It is supplemented with an essay by composer Isabel Mundry and an interview between Dombois and Sabine Schaschl, director of the museum, as well as a 7" vinyl record of the sound installation. Dombois focusses on models, landforms, labilities, seismic activity, tectonic activity, technical and scientific fictions. He works with their various representational and media formats – especially sound.

The sound installation is available online: Florian Dombois, Struck Modernism

Press:
Deutschlandfunk, 4 January 2015
Neue Zürcher Zeitung
, 12 August 2014
Kunst Bulletin
, 7 September 2014