Peter Regli has developed an art form of his own called “Reality Hacking”. His works are anonymous interventions in the public space, which Regli, acting rather like a hacker in the net, invades by planting temporary installations in real systems to sound out the limits of auditory perception. Regli’s intervention at the Museum Rietberg is done so quietly that it is barely audible and might easily be overheard. The Himalayan spruce in the Rieterpark makes noises that recall creaking wood. Is that the sound of homesickness? But then it fades away again, drowned out by the sounds of everyday life, so that all that remains is the memory.
Audio Player, Verstärker, Zeitschaltuhr, Audiokabel, Lautsprecher Photography: Rainer Wolfsberger