Room and air play a significant role in the installation. The organ pipes and ventilation tubes are arranged to complex space-specific formations. Starting point is a structure inspired from pipelines. The blower generates air which circulates in the tubes and makes the pipes sound. The vibrations are felt physically and have a haunting effect. The organ is programmed with a Arduino-platform and is running in real-time as a loop.
For the fourth series of New Year cards we have chosen an artist from Zurich whom we have come to know and appreciate through her work with organ pipes. As well as having an extremely wide range of artistic creativity, Maya Bringolf has for years been tackling organs and how organ pipes function. With her sound sculpture "Through the Wind" in the exhibition Merets Funken, Kunstmuseum Bern, 2012, she has fascinated and inspired numerous visitors.
Kuhn Organbuilders Ltd
Born in 1969 in Schaffhausen, 1992 - 1994 the School of Art and Design, Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst Zurich, 1994 – 2000 Academy of Fine Arts Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Zurich, 2001 Diplom work, 2011 Reader in Sculpture, F+F School for Art and Media Design Schule für Kunst und Mediendesign, Zurich
Participation in many international solo and group exhibitions, publications and various prizes, works in museums and private collections in Switzerland and abroad.