Mirrorsongs, 2010

Georg Klein

Sinopale 3, “Hidden Memories, Lost Traces”
Curator: T. Melih Görgün

A song is a kind of emotional social memory: personal and individual and at the same time with a general public dimension. For their Sinopale project the artist asked young people from Sinop which song they would send a friend who is in prison. Klein wanted them to sing this song in a personal way, record it and transform it afterwards for their installation “Mirrorsongs” in the prison of Sinop. At one facade of the young prisoners building (“Çocuk Islah Evi”), mirrors are installed into the frames of the windows, each with a single loudspeaker. The voices of the different singers appear in this facade. The clean and blank surfaces of the mirrors are hiding what’s going on inside, reflecting the outside. Just through the little black holes the songs are coming out, transforming the wall into a sound sculpture.

Installation with 9 mirrors and 9 loud-speakers at a prison facade of the Sinop Kale Cezaevi with 7 young singers from Sinop: Gülser Çetin, Dogukaan Ayyıldız, Ruhi Celal Demirtas, Gökhan Özlan, Tugba Tunç, Tuba Verir, Alican Yılmazer

9 channel audio-loop: 9 min.