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August 30 - October 15 2023

Flexing Fibers

Study of a Tree in Motion

Andreas Tegnander

Opening Friday 6 October
(simultaneously with Polyphonic Landscapes in het Glazen Huis)
with performance door Andreas Tegnander. He will open up his sonic research through using the spatial sound system built into his installation

Finissage Sunday 15 October 
ongoing between 1 and 5 PM
Andreas invites guest musicians to enter into a musical dialogue with his installation. With modular synth virtuoso Max Frimout and saxophonist Aina Font, among others.

Andreas Tegnander‘s practice explores the potential for sensorial extensions and cross- sensory translation through the arts. In Flexing Fibers: study of a tree in motion Andreas will translate the movement of one of the parks trees into sound. The Orangerie becomes a garden of speakers as the tree is meticulously mapped out into a sprawling spatial sound system.

With his work Andreas questions our subjective sensory perspective, and asks us to take another look at the familiar from a different point of view, through different senses. The Park Studio is meant as an open laboratory, where the public can enter and observe the experiments of the artist at every stage of the research.

The research involves the use of specially designed sensors and microphones which gather the data to recreate the tree’s movements. Each sensor and microphone is represented by a speaker in the space, so we can explore and hear all the data at once through one big soundscape. The installation will exclusively utilize live data, allowing us to hear the tree’s present condition. Go up to one and inspect the sizzling sounds of the tips of its branches, or another to hear the deep sounds from the center of its trunk.

During September, Andreas is open for visits on Monday and Tuesday from 1pm to 4pm.
The completed installation can be visited on the weekends of October 6 – 8 and 13 – 15, from 1 to 5 PM.

“For me, observing people’s reactions throughout the entire process is an invaluable way to test the intended impact of my work. As artists, we often assert that our pieces possess specific effects, but I prefer to learn about their impact by observing how people engage with them, allowing their interactions to shape my decisions from the very beginning. It is an exploration into the movement of trees, but also, in a sense, a study of how people move and react to it”

Andreas Tegnander (NO/NL 1995) is a Norwegian multimedia artist and composer based in Amsterdam. Through the concept of “public sensory organs,” he merges architecture, music composition, installation art, and music technology to unveil hidden layers of sensory perception.  Drawing upon the subjectivity and plasticity of our senses, Andreas’s installations and work act as bridges to explore information beyond our sensorial reach.






De Orangerie