Sanne Gelissen (Dutch, born 1988), Sanne Gelissen Geeft Vorm (Eindhoven, Netherlands, founded 2016); Glass fiber laminate, wood, metal, electronics; Courtesy of Sanne Gelissen Geeft Vorm

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0401, Sound Scene, 2017–18

A cup-shaped speaker points inward at a larger parabolic bowl, which resembles a horn on a gramophone. The bowl directs sound waves back toward a listener. Whereas most sound systems are designed to envelop a room in sound, this speaker by Sanne Gelissen isolates sound to make it intimate and personal.

Sanne Gelissen (Dutch, born 1988), Sanne Gelissen Geeft Vorm (Eindhoven, Netherlands, founded 2016); Glass, fiber, laminate, wood, metal, electronics; Courtesy of Sanne Gelissen Geeft Vorm; Songs, "So Young (instrumental)" and "Mr. Lonely (instrumental)"; Performed by Portugal. The Man; Courtesy of Atlantic Records
  • L1 Speaker
  • lacquered sheet steel, red elm.
  • Gift of Barry Friedman and Patricia Pastor.
  • 1986-99-14

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