Slot Machines & Solar Knockers

Symphony of Lights, Unterer Hirschgang, Akademie Schloss Solitude, 1999

Lights and sound controlled by a slot machine: 36 lamps, two bells, and one radio are controlled by a gambling machine. 
By inserting coins, the visitor activates the light show. The variations in lighting are created by the structure of the game. The length of light show and the patterns of sound sources are defined according to the type of »win.«

Lights & Sounds, Kabinett, Akademie Schloss Solitude, 1999

Light box with light diodes and electric interval control. Transmission from the intervals to relays, which activate sound producing devices, releasing sounds from various instruments (static loop). The synaesthetic perception of the visual figurative forms of the object, which says »LIGHTS AND SOUNDS BY TILMAN KUENTZEL,« intervals of lighting, and the additive impressions of the rhythms played by instruments create a completely new meaning, which appears to be individual since synaesthetic perception is individual.

Small Rose Garden, Oberer Hirschgang, Akademie Schloss Solitude, 1999

Audiovisual installation: silk roses with lights (bimetal), electronic circuit, piezoelectric elements, interface.

Solar Knockers, Meadow, Birch Tree, Akademie Schloss Solitude, 1999

Sound installation generated by solar intensity: Solar knockers are elements consisting of solar modules, capacitors, and magnet switches that generate the sound in the jars.

Interview in German with Jean-Baptiste Joly, director of Akademie Schloss Solitude and Tilman Küntzel from 1999:
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