Echo Days
Katarina Matiasek + Scanner

Apex Art NYC USA
Govett-Brewster Art Gallery New Plymouth NZ
Museum of Contemporary Art Roskilde, Denmark
Judith Wright Centre Of Contemporary Arts Brisbane AUS
Sonar Festival Barcelona 2005

The audio environment of the installation Echo Days used decelerated and thus audible echolocation sounds of bats flying through cities and landscapes for an unsettling and stroboscopic composition. As the soundtrack entirely exists of reflected sound, it secretly transports absent structures.

In the acoustic gaps of the music, the staccato image of the visible moving structures of Echo Days appears, their afterimages projected onto the black screen coinciding with each echolocation signal of the soundtrack. Thus edited in a mutually exclusive way, the relationship between sound and image speaks of the difficult reconstruction of any outside world by our senses.