TEMPLE by Benoit Maubrey published on 2013-07-05T22:11:59Z TEMPLE, 2012 Zentrum fur Kunst und Medien Karlsruhe. Adaptation of the Delphi Temple Ruin. An Electroacoustic Sculpture made of 3000 recycled loudspeakers, amplifiers and radios. Sound: white noise. Additionally people can call up the sculpture and talk through it.Mainly I use loudspeakers (also tuners, amplifiers) as "building blocks" to create monumental sculptures in public spaces. The sculptures allow the public to speak out loud by calling up a telephone number and expressing themselves "live" via the sculpture for 3 minutes : in the same way the public does in SPEAKERS CORNER in Hyde Park, London. Also the Sculpture amplifies “recycled“ (invisible) electromagnetic waves (white noise) that are produced by the incorporated receivers. The sculpture itself functions as a multiacoustic loudspeaker, all loudspeakers are connected. There is no danger of electrocution as main amplifiers are in a seperate space nearby and only the sound "signal" is relayed to the sculpture. An answering machine answers the calls and automatically relays the calls so that they can be amplified by the sculpture (calls are limited to 3 minutes). Young people are also encouraged to participating by creating music with their smartphones and “broadcasting“ them as“live human feedback“ for 3 minutes. The 3000 loudspeakers are recycled from local junk yards, companies, and flea markets: as rugged and re-used ware there is basically no problem with weather and/or rain as the materials have already endured brutal exposure. In a recent installation in front of the Center for Art and Technology in Karlsruhe, Germany , the sculpture functioned for over 1 year.