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Kode9 has installed a 40,000-watt soundsystem in the Tate Modern

It’s part of a new exhibition in the gallery’s vast main hall…

Kode9 40,000-watt soundsystem at Tate Modern
Kode9 40,000-watt soundsystem at Tate Modern

Steve Goodman, otherwise known as Hyperdub label boss Kode9, has been tapped up to provide sound design for a new exhibition at the Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall.

The museum has commissioned Cuban performance and installation artist Tania Bruguera to take over its main hall for an exhibition which addresses the current migrant crisis. As part of the project, she enlisted Goodman to install a 40,000-watt soundsystem in the space which will play discomfiting low frequencies.

The exhibition also includes an invisible gas that can make visitors cry and a heat-sensitive floor that changes colour. People can leave an impression on the floor by laying on it, and if enough people lay together it may reveal a portrait of a young Syrian migrant. 

The title of the exhibition changes every day and is an ever-increasing number. It reflects the number of people who’ve migrated from one country to another added to the number of migrant deaths recorded since the project’s start.

It’s currently on display at the Tate Modern and will run through until February 2019. You can find more information here

Kode9 and Burial recently shared a new mix for Mary Anne Hobbs’ BBC 6 Music show, while they’ve also mixed the final instalment in the Fabriclive compilation series, which was released last Friday.

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