[ISEA2000] Artists Statement: Peter Bosch & Simone Simons – CANTAN UN HUEVO, MODEL II

Artists Statement

Installation at MAISON DES ARTS DE CRETEIL

‘Cantan un Huevo’ had been around ever since the remarkable recordings we made on the boat from Kiel to Oslo. Imperceptibly the boat had vibrated and caused the bottles of alcohol standing on the shelves in the tax-free shop to rattle, the effect was quite hallucinatory. The vibration was a lovely long, slow wave which caused sound to swell up out of nothing and to fade back in the same way. Over and over again.

Cantan un Huevo, Model II is made up of nine shaking-tables, built of lots of metal springs. Nine computer-controlled oscillating motors cause them to vibrate. Bottles which are placed on these tables tic against each other. A subtle celebration of sound in which a desire can still be uncovered.

With the support of the Dutch Embassy.

  • Peter Bosch¬†studied psychology at the Universities of Leiden and Amsterdam and thereafter studied sonology at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. He and Simone Simons have worked together since 1985, especially in the field of music machines, that, by balancing at the edge of order and chaos, possess a certain creative ability.
  • Simone Simons¬†studied at the audiovisual department of the Gerrit Rietveld Art Academy in Amsterdam. She and Peter Bosch have worked together since 1985, especially in the field of music machines, that, by balancing at the edge of order/chaos, possess a certain creative ability.