Left and Right: How to record Tilburg, 2016 Artist Publication, page and cover, 2016
A tape runs on in silence
How to record Tilburg
“Tape is the most important instrument because transparent tape is the medium that records Tilburg”
Material for the the artist book will be produced during Jens Standke’s stay as Artist in Residence in Tilburg in August and September 2016. One may ask; What is it exactly what Jens Standke is aiming at, or searching for? He is on the look out for visual and virtual audible tracks. First and foremost he has an interest in textures, patterns and rhythms mainly as objects and their setting. And also, more abstract, as means how to produce sounds from these objects and environments. To understand what the artist means by virtual audible or abstract sound, he introduces, in a performance, the playback apparatus he manufactured himself. This instrument incorporates amongst others a laser, a photodiode connected to headphones and transparent tape. The laser sends light through the tape and the photodiode receives the laser beam. The tape, with adhered dust particles and other elements, refracts and interrupts the light beam. And once you move the tape, you can hear a sound of the elements of the tape through the headphones.
Jens Standke searches visual patterns with an abstract idea of an image of an unheard sound. As Artist in Residence in Tilburg Jens Standke engages in situations that both reveal as well as direct. He intends to discover environments that lie hidden and that offer possibilities for abstract or conceptual encounters.
Artist’s book Jens Standke
An artist’s book has been made to commemorate the occasion of Jens Standke’s residency in Tilburg and his solo show at Project Space Tilburg. His Artist in Residence has been spent on searching for “the shadow-sounds” of Tilburg and making them audible. The exclusive artist’s book, A tape runs on in silence – How to record Tilburg -, comes in a numbered and signed edition and is available in the shop.