24 April – ongoing
Much like a tech product, the body appears to be programmed to start breaking down after a while. Most computers do this after approximately three years; with humans it is maybe more like 22 years. This hopeless condition has created countless bottled-up complaints. Worthless white noise. But seemingly following the Zen maxim of turning weaknesses into strengths, a middle-aged inventor came up with a device: the Mosquito, known in France as the Beethoven. This is an electromechanical device that emits sound at a high frequency. Since the ability to hear high frequencies deteriorates in humans with age, this contraption is used as a safety and security tool, to prevent youths from congregating in specific areas, as this insufferable sound can only be heard by people below 25 years of age.
On 24 April 2018, a Beethoven will begin transmitting from a shelf in a beverage refrigerator located in the Foyer at Kunstverein München. Throughout the exhibition the device will be kept company in the cold by a sculptural object of natural origin and constitution.