A table is a table

A table is a table, 2014 (pilot project)

6 – channel installation for sound and found objects

Nålen, 19 Møllegade, Copenhagen, 26th July 2014.

Inspired by Peter Bichsel’s short story ‘Ein Tisch ist ein Tisch’ (Suhrkamp Verlag, 1969), the installation A table is a table (2014) for sound and found objects disrupts the notion of the ‘aural objects’ (Metz, 1980) or the ‘sound object’ (Schaeffer, 1966) investigating the ‘object-disoriented behavior of sound’ (Chattopadhyay, 2014). Employing playful sonification of found objects in situ and posing the problem of recognition, the work intends to underline the role of the ‘listening subject’ (Nancy, 2007) by ‘holding open the threshold between sense and signification’ (Kane, 2012).  


Bichsel, Peter (1969). “Ein Tisch ist ein Tisch” in Kindergeschichten. Suhrkamp Verlag.

Chattopadhyay, Budhaditya (2014). “Object-disoriented Sound: Listening in the Post-digital Condition” in APRJA, volume 3, issue 1.

Kane, Brian (2012). “Jean-Luc Nancy and the Listening Subject” in Contemporary Music Review, 31: 5-6

Metz, Christian (1980). “Aural Objects,” trans. Georgia Gurrieri. Yale French Studies 60: 24-32.

Nancy, Jean-Luc (2007). Listening. (Trans. Charlotte Mandell). New York: Fordham University Press.

Schaeffer, Pierre (1966). Traité des objets musicaux. Paris: Éditions du Seuil.