The Induction Series by Aernoudt Jacobs, co-produced by Z33, reviews and re-interprets the laws of electromagnetic induction to make sounds, and emphasizes the transition between what can be seen and what can be heard.
The Induction Series by Aernoudt Jacobs uses a combination of everyday objects, magnets and coils to generate electromagnetic charges. At the same time it explores how sound is created from the generate charge which can resonate in these objects. The floating structure of tin boxes is kept together by strong magnets that create a permanent magnetic field at the same time. Electromagnetic coils move the structure, creating light vibrations that produce sound. The vibrations are amplified acoustically by natural resonances which transform the tin boxes into sound boxes. This way the work emphasizes the transition between what can be seen and what can be heard.
After releasing his sound work under several aliases (MarkMancha, missfit, tmrx), Arnaud Jacobs has been making installations and performances under the name of Aernoudt Jacobs since 2004. In these works Jacobs seeks to investigate the correlations between sound, matter, space/location, perception and psychoacoustics. With the aid of psychoacoustic theories, Aernoudt explores how perception can be influenced and how sound can be expressed physically, spatially and emotionally. As an artist Jacobs has been making field recordings which he examines meticulously, including the act of the recording, the memory and the context of the recording. With this, Jacobs considers how to carry the footage over to new forms and contexts. The output of his work hovers between micro and macro, inside and outside, fieldwork and studio, reality and fictionalization. Jacobs’ work has been exhibited internationally.
Aernoudt Jacobs, Induction Series #4 (2014). Introduction.