Staalplaat Soundsystem is known for their large-scale sound artworks and performances. Ephemeral yet very present and physical they often work context-specific outside of the white cube in urban environments, industrial areas or in nature.
Together with TodaysArt, Staalplaat Soundsystem (for this occasion consisting of Geert-Jan Hobijn, Radboud Mens and Bastiaan Maris) created ‘Zeero’, a very large organ made of steel pipes (normally used for sand suppletion) with a length of 24 meters and a diameter of 1.2 meters. Staalplaat used gas burners used for hot air balloon to make hot air move through the pipes, which will generate a very low tone.
Since 2000, Staalplaat Soundsystem (Geert-Jan Hobijn) have been making sound artworks and performances, which are usually installed or performed in locations outside the museum – industrial settings, urban public spaces, even nature. Over fifteen years, Staalplaat Soundsystem has amassed a multidisciplinary oeuvre that is ephemeral and immaterial at the same time as it is physical and present.
TodaysArt Festival – The Hague, NL