Fabia Zindel, Fritz Hauser
Wandarbeit: Mehrfarbiger Siebdruck auf Schurwolle (GB); Textilfarben auf Wasserbasis
Handgedruckt bei Matrix Basel; Unikat
Stoffe / Masse einzeln: 4 Stück à 45 x 256 cm, 3 Stück à 45 x 156 cm
ganzes Werk montiert: 165 cm (H) x 720 cm (L)
Montage: Vierkantleisten in Fichte 2 x 2 cm, total 12 Stück
Karteikasten auf Sockel: Ensemble aus zwei Kartei- kasten in Holz mit Trennregister aus Alu
294 Karten mit Stoffstreifen, Format Din A6 Farbbezeichnungen notiert
Schallwandler mit Tonspur im Innern des Sockels
Installation im Raum: 8 unterschiedlich grosse Becken auf Stativen
🔊Klangspur, 2022 von Fritz Hauser 1
🔊Klangspur, 2022 von Fritz Hauser 2
With KLANGFÄCHER, Fabia Zindel and Fritz Hauser show a work that explores the representation of music both through color and its sonic interpretation.
As a textile designer, Zindel works with colors on a daily basis. In her screen-printing workshop, she has created her own color chart comprising more than 1300 colors. She was keen on developing a new color chart inspired by Hauser’s music. Hauser thought of responding to the color chart with a collection of sounds. This two-sided, purely subjective approach quickly gave way to the desire to offer the project a conceptual framework by employing a systematic approach and formal constraints.
Fabia Zindel’s work in textile screen printing is always anchored on the eight basic colors: yellow, orange, scarlet, magenta, blue, turquoise, green and black. Fritz Hauser suggested restricting the number of instruments for this collaborative project, choosing to work exclusively with eight cymbals. Together, Zindel and Hauser assigned a color to each of eight selected cymbals. This link between eight sounds and eight colors provided the basis for the subsequent process.
Fabia Zindel mixed 42 colors in her screen-printing workshop. Each color has seven levels of brightness, resulting in a total of 294 shades. Individual colors follow a mixing formula that includes the ratio of the eight primary colors, as well as a gradual brightness increase (1:1 to 1:100). Furthermore, each mixing formula refers to its sound counterparts (cymbals 1 - 8). Fritz Hauser has recorded the cymbals assigned to the colors, mixed them together according to the formulas, and created a digital sound catalog. He translates the brightness levels with sound volume: a strong color nuance sounds loud, a pastel color faint. Fritz Hauser’s sound catalog, together with Fabia Zindel’s color chart, forms the KLANGFÄCHER. It materializes as an index card box, containing the shades of color printed on fabric, their mixing formulas, and a continuum of corresponding sounds.
Working as a toolbox, the KLANGFÄCHER now provides a foundation for color and sound compositions. While a color composition can determine sound sequences, the reverse is also true: the musical composition generates a particular color. Both components—sound and color—can be used as a starting point.
The wall work shows a color composition by Fabia Zindel. The corresponding sonic translation by Fritz Hauser—the theme—can be listened to on headphones using a QR code. The second piece is a combination of the theme with a longer composition by Fritz Hauser, which features elements from this very theme.
Fabia Zindel (1968) is a textile designer and screen printer. She has been working with her label MATRIX in Basel since 1995. She is responsible for the design and production of the Matrix collections, which are presented and sold in her own label store Matrix Basel. Since 2005, collaborations with architects have expanded her field of activity. She develops patterns for facades, acoustic elements or wallpapers. Fabia Zindel is always looking for cooperation with other designers and artists. Fabia Zindel has received several awards for her work.