Baudouin Oosterlynck

These sound objects consist of various 'prostheses'. They enable the capture of sound that normally cannot be heard by the inadequate human era. The underlying question of this installation relates to where exactly the body fails and what is needed to compensate it. FluisterOren (Dutch for ‘whispering ears’) can be understood as tools to rediscover the sensitivity of original sound. Their meaning can be found in their use to find almost inaudible sounds.

Baudouin Oosterlynck (BE) works already 30 years on the topics of hearing and listening. He permanently studies several aspects of acoustics, and also silence intrigues him. He designed some 60 installations and 50 'listening aids' that emphasis the relation between silence and sound.