CAGES² (2019)

public sound sculpture


CAGES² is the title of a public sound installation dedicated to the theme of rituals in public spaces.

The work consists of several metal cages attached to flagpole-like piles. The work is complemented by a sound composition (duration 1 year).




6 poles & cages, different sizes (ca. 450 x 60 cm)

metal, speakers, cabel, mediaplayer, paint

Stadthöfe, Hamburg



ORGAN² / ASLSP by John Cage serves as a model for the adaptation CAGES² presented in the sound installation, for cages and birdsong.

Speakers placed into the cages reproduce different sounds of extinct birds, their timing and frequencies are determined by a random composition as in the original. The resulting piece consists of 80 % silence.



© Christina Köhler 2023