Antennae for Henning Christiansen
1st exhibition: Kunsthal 44 Møen, Denmark, June 2013
for the group exhibition "The Hammer Without a Master: Henning
Christiansen's Archive", curated by Chiara Giovando
electric motors are attached to the speaker outputs of audio
amplifiers, so that the motors shake and quiver in relation to
the audio signals transmitted into them. Attached to the
motors are twisted metal wires resembling antennae. Each
"antenna" has bell(s) and/or a small object hanging from it.
Each object relates to a specific theme or symbol in Henning's
The motors are mounted onto wooden shelves, which act as sound diaphragms, so that the audio signals and trembling sounds of the motors are reproduced and amplified into the exhibition space.
audio recordings transmitted into the motors are excerpts from
Henning's solo and collaborative projects released as LPs and
CDs, including Abschiedssymphonie,
Dust Out of Brain, Hulemaned, Schafe Statt Geige,
Schottische Symphonie, Stone Song, Sulemaned, Symphony
Natura, and Vogel Symphonie.
©Gordon Monahan 2013