projects

Documenting Stingerbol

2019

Mauritskazerne Noord, Ede

Originally, the Stingerbol was built as a projection dome for training soldiers the FIM-92-Stinger, a man-portable air defense system that operates as an infrared homing surface-to-air missile. Virtual aircrafts were projected on the inner walls of the dome and with game-like guns, soldiers practiced shooting these aircrafts. It was built in 1985 and abandoned around 2008. It did not serve any new function since then and was only incidentally used for illegal parties. My research of this object and space resulted in an audio-installation and a multiple. 

 

Audio-installation

Documenting Stingerbol | 2019 | installation | duratrans lightbox (40 x 30 x 8 cm), audio-recordings (.wav, 00:10:20), mediaplayer, headphones, dark room

I performed an exploration of the completely dark interior space of the Stingerbol by recording the sounds that I caused by moving inside the space, beating found objects and reading found words. Nothing was taken from outside and no sound was generated or manipulated digitally: every sound effect was created by the Stingerbol itself.


The sounds were recorded by binaural techniques in collaboration with Studio AVM.

Tracklist (min:sec)
00:00 Entering Stingerbol
00:40 Beating steel plate walls
04:08 1825
04:17 Opening and closing steel closet
06:09 VOOR DE KINDEREN ZIJN ER SPEELPLEKKEN
06:44 KEEP CLEAR AS THE INTERIOR DOORS ARE BEING RAISED OR LOWERED
07:09 20 AMPERE
07:18 SNEEUW
07:22 Striking walls while walking with a brush stroke
08:57 BOUWJAAR 1991
09:20 START-STOP-START
09:53 Leaving Stingerbol
10:20 End of soundtrack

 

Multiple

  

   

Cardboard A5-box
Engraved metal USB-key with the audio-file
Hand bound zine, each with a unique selection of 4 pages with observations
Edition of 25, signed and numbered

Available for 49 EUR including VAT – Order by e-mail.

 

 

 

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