Tom Kotik

Everyday Listening: Sonic Inspiration

March 29, 2010

Tom Kotik’s initial idea was to build a sound proof room with windows and put a rock band inside, playing at a top-volume, with the audience outside, not hearing anything. For financial reasons Tom decided to simplify the idea and created Rational Impulse, a sound proof box holding two speakers playing loud music.

In later works he left out the noise but stayed on the subject of sound proofing and silence. An interesting idea how we can construct silence ourselves, in what Kotik calls ‘Architecture of Silence’. How do noise and silence influence us and the world around us?

Rational Impulse was created in 2004, but from March 4th to April 25th, 2010, Tom Kotik’s work is exhibited at the Fundación Joan Miró in Barcelona.

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Tom Kotik