The body as a sound installation

In her sound installation called “A fleur de peau”, German artist Lynn Pia Pook invites the recipient to an individual experience of sound transmission.

The participant is equipped with ribbons around head, torso and limbs as well as hands and feet. In these ribbons are 16 speakers without a membrane.


A composition is played that is almost inaudible without the sound suit.
Through the speaker system attached on the body, sounds and their vibrations become sensible. This way, a transforming sound sculpture is composed on and in the body of the recipient.

The sounds move along the body from speaker to speaker and are transmitted only through the bones to the ear and can thus be heard “inside” the body.

During the Garage festival musicians and composers are invited to test the installation as an instrument and interface and to develop together with the artist the possibilities of her sound suit.