Paper Speakers

This project explores the technical, design, and aesthetic possibilities of 2-D, flexible audio speaker technology. The premise underlying this exploration is the idea that sound can be thought of as a physically immediate, transparent and embodied material. The end goal for me is the use of this material for my art practice: Sound Art, Installation, and Composition.



Why do we create art and what do we expect it to do? This is the question posed in 68. In the beginning we witness the creative act: a poet, writing and speaking out the earliest fragments of his poems; discovering through experiment his voice, both physically and figuratively.



1999 Max/MSP sound installation for the Metronome project of Andrew Ginzel and Kristen Jones. Union Square, NYC.



Acquario Romano, Rome, Italy
In collaboration with artists Andrew Ginzel and Kristen Jones
June 21 from sunset to midnight

Sponsored by: Commune di Roma
American Academy in Rome

Dimensions: H 70' x W. 45' x D. 135' (21.3 x 13.7 x 41.1 m.)

Elements: 4,000 water filled glasses
Hemispherical vessels
Bay laurel trees
Circumnavigating solar light

Blog entry

Project- the first blog of many

Posted by David Coll on February 16, 2009

This blog marks the beginning of my documentation of an ongoing project concerning the following items. In parentheses are keywords associated with each item.

multi-channel amplifiers (portability, replicability, reliability, power)

metal sheets, and other resonant objects (resonance, materials, portability)

transducers (frequency range, power, attachment method, durability)