Phantom Power

2022, MDF, aluminium, electronics, speaker, neon light, tape mashine, variable dimensions

Bernd Oppl’s Phantom Power is based on field recordings of optical instruments played on a tape recorder. Cameras, scanners, electric microscopes and enlargers are examined for their auditory qualities and serve as the basis for a composition. As the information on the tape disappears over time, the flickering of the red neon light attached to it fades as well.