National Waterfront Museum
Inspired by two of South Wales’ biggest exports: industry and music, Torsten Lauschmann has created an interface which enables him to control domestic appliances such as vacuum cleaners, hairdryers and drills to program musical tones and rhythms.
His ‘Piecework Orchestra’, located within the National Waterfront Museum subverts the idea of industrial production and surprises the viewer with its cacophony of sound.
The title is derived from the term ‘piecework’, which describes types of employment in which a worker is paid a fixed “piece rate” for each unit produced or action performed.
LOCWS International is an award-winning artist-led charity that was established in 1999 with the aim of making the arts more accessible to the public. Based in the City of Swansea, the charity has developed a range of educational and participatory activities that enables members of the community to take part in and broaden their understanding of the arts.