URSULA NISTRUP

Sound books (tone wood), Copenhagen 2014

 

Series of 3 German spruce wood objects with different finishes.
20 cm x 20 cm x 20 cm


Last year I visited one of the oldest violin-making towns in Europe, Mittenwald in the German Alps.  At the town’s violin museum a book had been made of all the wooden materials used in the creation of a violin. Sound books (tone wood) is inspired by this book and explores the imaginary qualities of this special resonating material. Both books-. the museum’s and my own – suggest that that marks, lines, and tonal quality of a material can form a set of points to assist in the act of navigation and reading, as letters are used in the act of reading a written story.

 

 

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