On set date a tiny cube can be found somewhere in a residential area in Amsterdam. As long as the integrated battery lasts, the cube will transport a sound from one quarter of Amsterdam to another.
The element of surprise plays a crucial role in the intention of the artwork: both the duration of its exhibition and the exact nature of the object are unforeseeable and depend highly on its unknown beholder. Its end could be caused by the expiration of the integrated power supply, by destruction from external forces, by being taken away or used in other ways by passersby.
Images: take-away sound cube, sound object, 2012, courtesy of the artist
Challenging modes of displaying art as well as defying methods and conditions of artistic production are intrinsic questions of Doris Prlić’s work. As artist, curator and researcher her main focus lies on art in public space, sound art, sound performance and theoretical reflection on artistic production.
Doris Prlić (1984, Austria) lives and works in The Hague. She is currently a participant of Artistic Research, KABK&KonCon, The Hague. She studied Fine Art at Willem de Kooning Academie, Erasmus term, Rotterdam, The Netherlands and Experimental Art & Cultural Studies at Art University Linz, Linz, Austria. Recent and forthcoming exhibitions include Die Kunst der Intervention, ratskeller, Berlin, Germany (2012, upcoming); Some Exhibitions are more Equal than Others, Royal Gallery, Den Haag, The Netherlands (2011); Das habe ich so nie gesagt, I never said it that way, Bristol Diving School, Bristol, England (2011); Arttours, public space, Stuttgart, Germany (2011). Im Garten, Nordico Museum der Stadt Linz, Linz, Austria (2011); and Das große Manöver, Steirischer Herbst, Graz, Austria (2010). Her curatorial projects include Expand, Explore, Expose, Atelierhaus Salzamt, Linz, Austria (2012, upcoming); Velika Mala Galerija, Roter Krebs, Linz, Austria (2012); Sprawl Festival, public space, Innsbruck, Austria (2011); Reclaiming Spaces, architekturforum oberösterreich, Linz, Austria (2010); and Collaborate, Galerie IG Bildende Kunst, Vienna, Austria (2010).