Jens Standke | Transparant Tape Machine

Jens Standke | Artist in residence

On the occasion of the opening of his solo exhibition, Jens Standke gives a performance with his Transparant Tape Machine, 2016

13 September 2016
by Jan-Willem van Rijnberk


Date: 09.09.2016
at the event of the
opening of the


SEA Foundation
in collaboration with
Das Esszimmer, Bonn

in contribution to
Incubate Festival 2016, Tilburg


Transparant Tape Machine

On the occasion of the opening of his solo exhibition, Jens Standke gives an introduction to his new work: The Transparant Tape Machine and a performance ‘playing his new machine’.

Rainer Maria Rilke’s thought experiment, sampling the crown seam of human skull by phonograph to produce an original sound, is the basic idea of Jens Standke thoughts: “In which objects can we find sounds, that we must first make visible in order to make it audible. The sounding of this “shadow sound” requires an apparatus that is designed for this sole purpose alone.”

Emerging artist Jens Standke (b. 1982 in Georgsmarienhütte) lives and works in Berlin and Cologne, Germany. He graduated with distinction from Academy of Media Arts Cologne. He was awarded the Cologne Design Award 2013 at the Museum of Applied Art (Cologne) for his project Vinylaktiten / Vinylagmiten.

DIY-Tape Machine for adhesive-tape: Electroncs, Aluminum, Acrylic glass (0,5 x 0,5 x 2,2m) 2016. Transparant Audio Tapes: audio tape loops are recorded in Tilburg, adhesive tape, length 2,0m each