Cure Department 1+2

Dirk Sorge

Active Listening
Saturday 10.09.2022
17:00 - 17:30

From the age of 8
Language: German

Prior knowledge necessary ×
English subtitle
Barrier-free WC
Childcare ×
Space for wheelchair

Dirk Sorge, The Cure Department

Active listening session of the installation “Cure Departments” followed by an open Q&A round with Dirk Sorge.

Two departments of the series “Cure Departments” will be shown in the installation. The tuning fork, which vibrates at 528 hertz, is said to repair human DNA, according to the online shop. 528 hertz is one of the so-called Solfeggio Frequencies. Exhibition visitors are allowed to hit the tuning fork themselves and try out the healing sound free of charge.

The second department uses these and 8 other Solfeggio Frequencies to generate an audio-visual composition. The idea of healing through sound suggests that, like an out-of-tune musical instrument, the human being must be properly tuned in order to function. But what is “right” about this and where this standardised tuning comes from is not questioned. The question is obscured by diffuse references to the number mysticism of Pythagoras, monk chants in the Middle Ages and vague references to Buddhism. The paternalism of orthodox medicine is replaced by another paternalistic system that also generates capital from the hope of healing.