Anri Sala In-Between the Doldrums (Pac-Man), 2016
2 altered snare drums, loudspeaker parts, snare stands, drumsticks, soundtrack (stereo)
150 x 56 x 41 cm approx.
Duration 04:34 min (loop)
Sound design and mixing by Olivier Goinard
Two custom-made snare drums — one standing on the floor, the other suspended from the ceiling at a slight angle — whose silhouette is somewhat reminiscent of the character from the eponymous 1980s video-game. The snare drums conceal a set of inbuilt speakers, playing high and midrange frequencies (corresponding to the audible sounds) and inaudible low frequencies (that create vibrations on the drum skin, prompting the rat-a-tat of drumsticks).