On 2 Conditions

Hilde Wollenstein, Mort Drew

This work intends to relate the condition of the CLB gallery to the down below condition of the U Moritzplatz by playing the same musical material in both. By performing this action, the U-Bahn station functions as a reverberant concert space where its traveler's listening sense is accentuated. Simultaneously, the acoustic space of the U-Bahn is folded into the acoustic space of the gallery above through radio airwaves and speakers, allowing the gallery's visitors to be here and there, above and below, fixed and in transit.

"Moving below ground, the appearance of things changes, the references to social reality, to the cultural framework, vanishes. By acting as a space distinct from others, the underground comes to reflect back to those spaces their own condition."

Acoustic Territories, Brandon LaBelle