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.
Art Across The City is an exciting public art programme designed and delivered by LOCWS International, an artist-led charity based in the City of Swansea. LOCWS International commissions international and UK-based artists to create new contemporary artworks for accessible public spaces across the city.
A broad range of artworks are produced from sculpture, painting and installation to performance and film and each is inspired by an aspect of the city’s culture, heritage, architecture, people or landscape.