Musical windmills made of scrap wood rage on STUK's inner courtyard
Sound artist Hans Beckers draws inspiration from his travels, nature and exotic locations. For instance, he visited an old wooden cottage in a remote Norwegian fishing village: Kråkeslottet. The man who lives there collects scrap wood from old barns and farms as well as driftwood that has washed up along the shore. Hans Beckers has used this material to construct ‘klopotecs’: wooden mechanical devices on a high wooden pole, similar to windmills, that produce sound.
These wind rattles originate in Slovenia and are traditionally used as a bird scarer in the vineyards. Since each klopotec is made from a different type of wood, they all have their own character. A resounding surprise for people of all ages!
Creditsconcept & installation Hans Beckers | technical support Jasper Devillé (Wood to Play) | production Zonzo Compagnie | in co-production with Kunstenwerkplaats Pianofabriek, KAAP, ChampdAction and Kråkeslottet Arti Kuli