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Copyright: Rob Zwemmer (alvaraalto) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4746 W: 320 N: 7697] (30518)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2017-08-07
Categories: Artwork
Camera: Sony ILCE6300, sony 18-200mm - sel18200
Exposure: 1/21 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Travelogue: Canada & USA 2017
Date Submitted: 2017-10-05 1:30
Viewed: 660
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

After the Quantum Cloud of my previous post, today another cloud from the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)
This time a Cloud made of red electrical wire hanging like a cloud in the room. But it isn’t just a Red Wired Cloud; It is also a SOUNDCLOUD

The visitors are invited to wear a customized headphone and move along the artwork to experience the fourteen-channel composition.
In the main picture you can see a young lady attentively listening to the sound with her head almost in the cloud. In the two workshops we zoom out and see how the audience deal with the installation.

■ Main picture (Large scalable version) Listening in the cloud
■ Workshop 1 (Large scalable version) Behind the cloud
■ Workshop 2 (Large scalable version) Around the cload

Make: SONY
Model: ILCE-6300
Software: PaintShop Pro 19,00
Exposure Time: 1/200 sec
F-Stop: f/4.5
ISO Speed Ratings: 3200
Focal Length: 43 mm
Date Taken: 2017-08-07 13:53
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
File Size: 6988 kb

Christina Kubrisch – Cloud
German artist Christina Kubisch, a pioneer of sound art, began using electromagnetic induction in her installations as early as 1978. Since then she has constantly refined her practice of staging the effects of wireless electromagnetic transmissions. Cloud (2011/2017), produced on-site at the museum using thousands of meters of red electrical wire, hosts a fourteen-channel composition that visitors listen to by wearing customized headphones. These devices, developed by the artist, contain magnetic coils that receive the magnetic fields circulating in the cable loops and make them audible. As visitors move around the installation, they look at the chaotic electrical wiring suspended in the gallery but hear the prerecorded sounds programmed into different segments of the sculpture.
Kubisch started her series of Clouds in 2011, before the term became a Silicon Valley buzzword for a type of data storage. Uncannily, however, her participatory audio sculptures relate to these topics of storage and access, yet they do so in a theatrical way, turning visitors into active listeners who are constantly seeking to retrieve and mix new sonic impressions by bending down, lying on the floor, or simply turning their heads. (source - Rudolf Frieling – website SFMOMA)

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Hello Rob,
What a magnificent idea for an installation, inspiring more than one sense. Maybe there was even a smell of plastic from the wires? The marvellous photo opportunities in this room should have made you feel you were in Paradise. The main photo is an original variety on the classic theme of the"lady in red". The pattern created by the wires and the woman's poster make this a very attractive photo.
Kind regards,

Bonjour, cher ami Rob,
Nous entrons dans un univers à part, outre les yeux, l’ouïe participe également pour se plonger complètement dans un autre monde.
J'aime beaucoup les photos présentées en atelier, dont celle du jeune garçon qui semble perplexe !
Encore une réussite.

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9856 W: 157 N: 16038] (126419)
  • [2017-10-05 2:31]

Witaj Rob!
Next curious shot from museum.
Good idea, interesting effect.
Excellent frame, colors and depth.
Well done.
Nice day.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11904 W: 126 N: 21539] (110347)
  • [2017-10-05 4:22]

Hi Rob,this is very interesting,it's nice to live the experience of the sound of sculpture,i'm sure that it's an exciting thing..ehhee...lovely capture,and the 2 WS too in different POV are very useful,every time a nice surprise in your gallery,well done! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Hi Rob,

This Museum is full of innovative artwork
The red wire is already striking enough to catch the attention. I can see that the lady is listening attentively to check out what kind of sound would she get.

Very interesting idea of snapping curious people going through the soundcloud.

I will be interested to hear from you whether she or other tester did hear any sound

Well done

Hello dear Rob and have a nice time
and a happy evening
original version
impressive composition in red
this red colour is eyecatching
Let your imagination free to fly away

Hi Rob,

The red wires are impressive. You have captured well the concentration of the woman looking at the exhibit. The good luminosity is bringing out the colors. Have a nice day.


Bonjour Rob,

Cela doit être passionnant d'expérimenter cette oeuvre d'art qui n'est pas seulement belle mais qui aussi fait de la musique, même si il faut un peu se pencher.



Hello Rob,

I like it!, this is an interesting piece of art and excellent photo, you caught a great scene with the woman behind the red wired cloud, the visual effect is amazing, well done,

Best regards,


Hello Rob,
A great idea for this exhibition of SoundCloud, pity you can't convey what offered to be heard with the headphones. But, your notion with three photos here is attractive, interesting and unique display.
Good afternoon,

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14481 W: 1045 N: 29259] (138344)
  • [2017-10-05 7:18]

Hi Rob

The lady enveloped in red plastic wires seems intrigued by the listening experience. Good sharpness and the tangle of thin wires resembles spaghetti. Tfs!

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14065 W: 0 N: 16135] (171632)
  • [2017-10-05 7:25]


quelle sculpture rouge quel forme et effet ce embrouillage cdecomme des cordes quelle iamge et imagination de l'artiste cette barre rouge et la dame un portrait avec son bras comme elle regarde attentivement quelle iamge et cpatage sueprbe.
Bravo et amitié

Hello Rob,

Wires carry sound so it is a natural extension that the art should include music.

My immediate impression was the result caused by my kittens when I used to try winding hanks of wool into balls. Though I should have been cross, they amused me so much I just sat back and watched!

Great to see such unusual art, though, in places that I would never see it personally.

My warm regards,
Bev :-)

Lep pogled i trenutak, dobar tekst ...
Dobar rad sa lepim fotografijama u radionici, lepo pokazano, dobar kontrast i ostrina, lepe boje, lepo uhvacen trenutak. Interesaantan i lepa skulptura.
Dobar tekst o koriscenoj tehnici i elementima snimka.
Sve najbolje, srecno.

Nice view and a moment, good text ...
Good work with nice photographs in the workshop, beautifully shown, good contrast and sharpness, nice colors, nice caught moment. Interesting and beautiful sculpture.
Good text on the used technique and the elements of the image.
All the best, happy.

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  • Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9297 W: 57 N: 15732] (58268)
  • [2017-10-05 9:36]

Hallo Rob,
Na de vorige foto mag deze rode wirwar van draden natuurlijk ook niet ontbreken. Je ziet haast niet meer dat deze dame niet alleen intensief kijkt, maar ook intensief naar deze rode wolk luistert.

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  • PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4190 W: 2 N: 7159] (35044)
  • [2017-10-05 12:53]

Hello Rob,
Beautiful close-up on an interesting installation.
Interesting scenes in the photos in the workshop.Very well seen and captured.
Fine presentation.

Ciao Rob
una mia cara amica mi disse che amava fare le foto alle sculture perché si poteva giocare con loro, a differenza delle pitture.
Questo principio lo utilizzi nel migliore dei modi. Complimenti
Saluti Carlo

Oi, Rob!

Arte muito interessante e nota bem explicativa sobre ela. O vermelho é muito bonito e faz um contraste bonito com o branco, mais evidenciado no workhop I. Boa luz, nitidez e enquadramento.
Muito bom!

Hello, Rob!

This image, together with your note about this art, makes us curious to listen to that, and the strong colors of this wire make the image very attractive! Very nice composition, with excellent light and sharpness! Well done!

Hello Rob,
You found another fascinating work of art. The red color is bold, and the people are lost behind this swarm of red chaos. It just serves to remind us that with a little imagination, anything can become art.

Hello Rob,
I love this image, the red jumps out of the screen.

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