Versus (2011) is a sound installation consisting of two kinetic sculptures placed face to face. Each sculpture is made out of 12 triangular panels, hinged and powered by six linear actuators, controlled by a specific program. At the center of each corolla, a loudspeaker and a microphone allow to play and record sounds. At regular intervals, each sculpture produces a sound, simultaneously recorded and analyzed by the opposite sculpture, which then moves according to the frequencies of this sound. Like a feedback loop, it then plays back the recorded sound, with the errors and disturbances caused by the reverberating space and the visitors.
Award : Ars Electronica 2012
DIGITAL CHOC 2017 Collaboration Artist
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David Letellier studied and graduated in architecture in Rennes (FR) and Berlin (DE). A long-time collaborator of Carsten Nicolai, he focuses on the perception of sound and
space, on the edge of architecture, sound and art. His work, ranging from audiovisual performances, sound installations, to autonomous machines or conceptual drawings, can be defined as “an attempt to express sound as a form in movement”.
Born in France in 1978, David Letellier lives and works in Berlin