Eine Installation zum Summen

Oliver-Selim Boualam
Lukas Marstaller

CIAV Meisenthal, Marstaller Forstbetrieb

Juli / July - 2021

Staatliche Hochschule für Gestaltung Karlsruhe



The SUMMHAUS was a situated invitation for collective humming and recreation. The two-week installation encouraged people to (re)discover humming through participatory objects, a handy manual and a hum-along programme. These buzzing tools transformed the former canteen of the State Office for Geoinformation and Land Development Karlsruhe into a multi-sensory experimental field. The HUM OBJECTS enable us to experience our own voice, stripped of speech and language. Put your head into a Summloch and hum: your whole body starts tingling. The sound waves reverberate from the Summloch walls, amplifying the natural resonance. Following on from this, the hum objects take on different shapes and materials.