Dick Raaijmakers: Ideophone III (1971)

Friday 26 February

10:00 - 22:00

Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

Sat 27 Feb - Sun 28 Feb

10:00 - 18:00

Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

Ideofoon III, Dick Raaijmakers. Photo by Ernst van Deursen

In the early 1970s Dick Raaijmakers (1930–2013) developed three separate loudspeaker installations, Ideophone I, II and III. Ideophones are defined as words that evoke certain sensations, e.g., smell, colour, shape, sound, action, or movement. Raaijmakers’ Ideophones each possess a unique voice, but are self-destructive; the speakers activate themselves through feedback loops in order to ‘speak’.


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