NOT EVEN STALIN WIRETAPPED THE DEAD

In the Installation “Not even Stalin wiretapped the dead“, Lukas Moritz Wegscheider makes the utopian ideas of the early Russian transhumanists about immortality, conservation, memory and retro-cataloging to his subject – their idea of a museum of remembrance and the museum as a place where technology is not turned towards progress, but is rather preserving the past.

The installation was made for Heart of Noise Festival 2020.

MEMOIRE

About remembering and forgetting.

to forget
you forget, he / she / it forgets; to forget; forget !; to forget something
1. lose from memory; can’t remember
2. Don’t think of someone, something
3. Lose control of yourself

remember
you remember, he / she / it remembers; remember !; to remember
1. to evoke the memory of someone, something in someone; call back to consciousness
2. Get someone to think about something, not to forget something
3. bring to consciousness through its similarity
4. argue, raise concerns

In the room an impression of what has happened is presented, as the first memory, taken up again and sent to the ether. This sonic memory then gets picked up by the radio and confronts the audience once again. A remembered memory.

The installation addresses the fact that you cannot simply forget, that you cannot simply make forgotten and that even after forgetting, you will always remember what has been forgotten. From forgotten forgotten – to memorized memory.

TAKE ME ROUND AGAIN

Take Me Round Again is a sound installation Lukas Moritz Wegscheider made in autumn of 2019 at the Talstation in Innsbruck. The Installation is placed in a room with a big window. It consists of four objects: a sculpture with cassette tapeloops, a turntable with a manipulated vinyl record, a normal cassette player and a reel to reel tape machine with a very long tapeloop that moves throw the whole room. The sound is sent by a transmitter so it can be listened with a radio, a smartphone or with the Weltenempfänger (a small radio for shortwave radio frequencies) which is installed outside the room.

SACRED

Photo of the sound installation ''Sacred'' by Lukas Moritz Wegscheider at the Postgarage in Graz

Sacred is a sound installation Lukas Moritz Wegscheider made in the summer of 2018 at the Postgarage in Graz. The installation is based on a sculpture, which consists of basically three parts.
The upper part holds the technical aspects of the sound sculpture.
Five walkmans are mounted on the top, from which five long tapeloops in different lenghts hang down and generate the sound.
The middle part consists of speaker in a similar shape of a hexaeder with one loudspeaker on each of the six faces. And on the bottom part
a golden hand is mounted. The installation was sponsored by the Bundesministerium für Bildung, Wissenschaft und Forschung.
Thanks to Winfried Ritsch and the IEM Kunstuni Graz.

PULSE

In the summer of 2016 Lukas Moritz Wegscheider created a custom made Instrument, the Pulse.
The Instrument is a electro-acoustical string instrument with three strings, a bar to play different tunings
and a sustainer. With the sustainer it is possible to hold tones infinitely long and because of physical interference
created by the movement of the strings, the instruments playes pulsing waves of drones.