VEHICLE – Gerhard Marx with
Shane Cooper, Kyle Shepherd and Toast Coetzer.

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Artist Gerhard Marx has grafted two violins, a cello and a double bass onto the body of a motor vehicle. By transferring the delicate constellations of strings and bridges onto the surfaces of a vehicle, he turns the automotive body into resonator box to draw rich, varied and evocative voices from its body. 

VEHICLE is as much about the intangible and emotive qualities of sound as it is about the raw, suggestive materiality of physical objects. It is the overlap of sound and object that drives this project – how does sound affect the way we see? Can we give ‘voice’ to an object and so extract narrative from its body?