Eight Meyer Sound MM-4XP loudspeakers, custom software, logaritmic detectors
Museum für Kommunikation Berlin. Berlin, Germany

Commissioned by Forests of Antennas, Oceans of Waves

Daniela Silvestrin
Hugo Esquinca

BIAS was conceived specifically for the Museum for Communication Berlin to explore ambivalences between concrete and synthetic sound through hyper-directional amplification.

The Museum für Kommunikation Berlin (Museum for Communication) is the world’s oldest postal Museum. An interdisciplinary, cross-medial and participatory Museum focused on the complex changes of the information society. Magnified by an impressive architecture with very specific acoustic qualities, the collection hosts a high influx of visitors, including several group visits a day and guided tours with restless sonic activity.

Over a period of 24 continuous hours, high definition audio material recorded on site with 360-degree audio technologies was played back through an eight-channel hyper-directional sound system non visible to the public, offering an exceptional listening experience in which disorientation is used as a strategy to induce extended perception.