Sidewinder (2007)

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In Sidewinder, seven plastic panels are hung across the space of the RBB-Klanggalerie from the level of the first floor. Looking like a set of floating flags, the panels twist, move, and flex in a series of changing patterns to produce a composition in sound and motion that evokes an airborne living presence. A sidewinder is a type of poisonous snake known for its coiling motion; it propels itself quickly across sandy terrain and leaves a distinctive sideways track as it moves. Here that motion is mimicked in the air, but the only tracks it leaves are made from quickly-dispersing sound waves.

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In Sidewinder, seven plastic panels are hung across the space of the RBB-Klanggalerie from the level of the first floor. Looking like a set of floating flags, the panels twist, move, and flex in a series of changing patterns to produce a composition in sound and motion that evokes an airborne living presence. A sidewinder is a type of poisonous snake known for its coiling motion; it propels itself quickly across sandy terrain and leaves a distinctive sideways track as it moves. Here that motion is mimicked in the air, but the only tracks it leaves are made from quickly-dispersing sound waves.

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