At this year’s Art Basel art fair, the Vienna-based gallery Georg Kargl Fine Arts showed a unique piece of art that was created by the Austrian sound sculptor Bernhard Leitner. The artwork is titled Sound Suit (Ton-Anzug) and was realized by Leitner in 1975. The Sound Suit is a jumpsuit with four loudspeakers attached to it. The sound travels between the speakers and creates an audio sculpture.
On the occasion of the presentation of Bernhard Leitner’s Sound Suit, VernissageTV had the chance to speak with the artist. In this conversation with Dr. Bettina Krogemann, Bernhard Leitner talks about the concept of the Ton-Anzug and his work in general.
For more information on the artist and a video tour of his major retrospective at Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin (2008), visit Bernhard Leitner: Sound Space Sculpture / Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin.
Bernhard Leitner: Sound Suit / Georg Kargl Fine Arts, Art 43 Basel. Basel (Switzerland), June 13, 2012.