From: Kevin Austin (
Date: Thu Nov 03 2005 - 10:28:05 EST

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>From: "adinda van 't klooster" <>
>Date: Wed, 02 Nov 2005 18:13:39 +0000
>The new archaeology museum in Lincoln is now open to the public. The
>incorporation of artwork into the fabric of the highly stylised
>building was considered from the outset. After an initial
>development period, the artists Richard Wilson, Adinda van 't
>Klooster and Stephen Gill and were commissioned to produce new
>artworks for the building.
>The first of these artworks to be successfully installed is the
>16-channel sound installation by Adinda van 't Klooster. As one
>enters the orientation hall, a blend of voices and abstract
>soundscapes emanates from speakers enclosed within the facing wall.
>Walking with ones ear close to the wall, individual stories and
>sounds can be deciphered. The artwork closely reflects the nature of
>archaeology with its many layers of time and strata that gradually
>become uncovered and reformed.
>After an initial period of research into the area of Lincolnshire,
>van 't Klooster chose 15 stories and texts related to the area's
>history and invited local people to come and read them out. Forming
>a time-line along the length of the wall, some of the stories are
>local legends or myths related to Lincolnshire or stories about
>legendary figures from the earliest history of Britain, like King
>Arthur and Beowulf. Other sources are texts or poems by people who
>were born in Lincoln, like Isaac Newton and Alfred Lord Tennyson of
>whom an original wax recording is included.
>Consequently, the stories were gradually deconstructed by the artist
>using a specially designed computer program which allowed her to use
>archaeological dating graphs to affect the sound files. Pairing each
>story with a dating graph of an object the same age as the story,
>and affecting the file over and over again, the stories disintegrate
>into pure rhythm and white noise over the cause of a day. As the
>recordings vary in length and texture, they disintegrate in varying
>time loops. Once fully disintegrated, the sound slowly repairs
>itself, eventually morphing back into the initial clean recording.
>At no point during the day is the installation the same and over 100
>hours of sound footage were created for this installation. This
>installation is best experienced by returning to it at different
>times throughout the day. Only in the morning all the stories are
>all audible at the same time.
>Adinda van 't Klooster is well known for her soundwork which has
>included live performances in the UK and the Netherlands. Her
>sculptural and interactive installations and animation rojections
>have been shown throughout Europe. Between 2003 and 200ster
>She is currently part of an exchange project between Norway and the UK, with
>an exhibition in Oslo until the 31st of October 2005.
>The Collection is open daily 10.00am- 5.00pm, seven days a week, and is free
>to enter.
>Further information can be obtained by calling: +44 (0)1522 550990
>Address: The Collection: Art and Archaeology in Lincolnshire
>Danes Terrace, Lincoln, LN2 1LP, Lincolnshire, England
>Funding for the artwork came from Arts Council East Midlands, The Heslam
>Trust and the Howard Trust with the project being managed by The City of
>Lincoln Council
>All sound recording, manipulation and sound editing by Adinda van 't
>Max/MSP programming by Danny de Graan
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