George Koutsouris has used the facilities at the Wood and Metal workshops to construct a series of mechanical sound sculptures for his upcoming exhibition ‘Nature symphony’ at Møstings hus, Frederiksberg, 17 Sept. – 27 Nov. 2022.
George has worked primarily in the Wood workshop and the CNC machine for cutting geometrical, but also dynamic shapes in plywood that have been assembled, with the aid of metal elements, to form the bodies of his sculptures. The works have been processed further in his atelier, with motors and other moving components that produce sounds mimicking nature (rain, birds, wind, ocean waves etc.).
Koutsouris has been inspired by the movements and sounds of nature, and with this exhibition he examines human’s relationship with nature by questioning our increasing need for control in an otherwise uncontrollable world.
With Nature Symphony, Koutsouris invites us on a journey full of contrasts. While we might think that we are listening to the trickling of water in the stream or the rustling of leaves in the wind, we see something completely different. In the exhibition we meet constructions of wood, metal, plastic and electronics, all clearly man-made and industrial, but at the same time, rather minimalistic Most of the works turn on and off automatically by mechanisms created by the artist, while others are activated interactively by the audience.