Drums have a powerful sound that has been used for ages to structure movements – in dances, marches and at work.
Authorities like(d) to use them to attract attention and exercise or emphasize their power. As the name implies, Base Drum Kit is a kit to build a drum from hardware store parts – but this drum needs to be attached to a traffic sign. A sign of power, which in turn is thereby called into question. Mounted in public space, the drum empowers the individual – the base of society.
Base Drum Kit is part of the group exhibition “Absent Cargo” at Errant Sound – Sound Art Gallery Berlin from 11th of August to 21st of August 2022.