Güralp Systems Ltd, the leading global provider of seismic monitoring instrumentation and solutions, is proud to be supporting Anywhen, a new commission at Tate Modern, London with the loan of a 40T seismometer and DM24 digitiser.
Anywhen by Philippe Parreno is the latest in the Hyundai Commission, a series of commissions that form a regular feature at the Tate Modern each year between October and March.
Anywhen presents itself as an instrument which performs a series of functions and constructs a series of situations. The hall’s lights are controlled and activated according to different sequences. A changing soundscape is broadcast from various sources, blurring the sense of inside and outside, public and private, natural and technological.
The highly sensitive Güralp 40T seismometer and high fidelity DM24 digitiser forms one element of the technology working behind the scenes of the commission. The seismometer is being used like a musical instrument; data comes from ground movement within Tate Modern, which is then transformed into music with a programme designed by Nicolas Leroy.
Tate Modern is one of the world’s largest modern and contemporary art galleries and is housed in a former Victorian era power station built on the Southbank of the Thames in central London. The Turbine Hall is a vast five storey floorspace that hosts an annual specially commissioned work by leading contemporary artists.
Dr Chris Potts, Güralp Executive Chairman explains his reasons for supporting the exhibit.
“We were intrigued when we were first approached to assist with this exhibit. The concept of combining seismic signals as part of an art work is a compelling one and allows us to explore how our instruments may contribute outside the scientific arena. We were delighted to be able to show our support.”
Access to Anywhen is free and can be experienced until 2nd April, 2017.
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