Installation piece / music work, 2015
& Hinterland Home Edition
By Anna Schölß & Marcel Zaes
box set with silkscreen print by Schölß and vinyl LP by Zaes, available physically and digitally
Hinterland is a series of object-based works. The physical shape of the objects is made up of various surfaces that have been silkprint-treated by Anna Schölß. For the silkprint screens, Schölß assembled a collection of motifs based on both a handmade color print of a vinyl record and the image of a microscope-enlarged vinyl record groove, which – due to the extreme enlargement – reminds of a landscape. Many of the objects concocted in this manner not only appear as visual shapes but also have been equipped with sound modules of various types by Marcel Zaes. The failing sound of a turntable needle that tries to read acrylic instead of vinyl is Zaes’ primary material. This noise is then retranslated to a fragile, soft viola quartet, recorded by Jordan Dykstra and then processed/abstracted again. The Hinterland objects thus emit sparse, static sounds of their own. As a whole, the totality of the isolated objects forms an abstract landscape; a hinterland or an outback, underscoring prospects that exist apart from the center of attention.
In addition to the installation, the artists have published an accompanying publication titled HINTERLAND HOME EDITION, which is available for streaming/downloading/purchasing on Bandcamp.
All photos © 2015 Anna Schölß and Marcel Zaes