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About


Jochem Esser combines old-fashioned techniques with electronic media to make the (non-)audible visual. His focus is on the area of oscillation which results at a high frequency in sound and at a lower frequency in movement. Normally, we dedicate one type of media to one type of sense. For example, when we listen to music we use speakers. Esser, however, captures sound in different senses: Esser changes the frequency of sound to a level inaudible for human hearing. Doing so the sound changes in movement. He approaches the mediator, in this case, a subwoofer, no longer by hearing but by seeing and feeling. In this process, the mediator becomes the object.

"What I aim for is to create an alienation from common devices and make their appearance visible in another context."