Björn Schülke
Nervous, 1996
Theremin, amplifier, servomotor, loudspeaker, plush, wood
10 in / 25.4 cm, diameter

Nervous is a fluffy orange quivering ball of fur that frantically emits electro-beeps and extraterrestrial sounds as viewers move closer to engage the object. This interactive sculpture is triggered by Theremin, one of the first electronic music instruments (invented in 1917).

The work was shown at the Art and Technology Festival PULSE at Telfair Museum Savannah in 2011, at Sound and Tone in Contemporary Art at Museum Villa Rot in Germany in 2009, at Vision in Motion – Motion in Vision at the Verbeke Foundation in Stekene, Belgium in 2008, at the Daehlim Contemporary Art Museum in Seoul, Korea, in 2006, at the NGBK Berlin and at the Biennale of Electronic Arts in Perth in 2004, as well as at the Rauma Biennale Balticum in Finland and at the exhibition FEEL: tactile media art in Hasselt, Belgium in the same year. In 2003, Nervous was selected for the European Media Arts Festival in Osnabrück, Gemany.


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