After earlier collaborations, STUK shows the first retrospective of Aernoudt Jacobs: Lauf Der Lärm. Jacobs’ work is both phenomenological and empirical. It arises from acoustic and technological research and explores how sound can lead to processes that encourage our attention and perception. A central question in his work is how the complexity, wealth and stratification of our day-to-day environment can be turned into an actual experience.
Since 2004, Jabobs concentrates on installations and performances. These are the result of research on the different aspects of ‘field recordings’ and the way they can be assimilated into new forms, new contexts. Jacobs always plays with the ephemeral nature and the laws of sound. By means of movement, sounds’ physical aspects can be influenced. In STUK Expozaal we see and hear the crystallization process of ice in PERMAFROST. In MINIATUUR (a STUK and De Werktank production), rotating sound towers create an intriguing and dynamic aural landscape. The exhibition resonates in the public space, since the visitor gets an auditory welcome on the street.