"Telewald is reminiscent of a group of bicycles, each with its bell
being rung, paving its way."
1999 / 2014
72 telephone bells have been mounted on a slightly concave carrier of 3.10 meters in height
and are struck by magnets. In addition to these standard telephone bells, the artist also uses
prepared bells in the form of flat metal discs, which produce a rattling sound. Eight carriers
with a total of 576 bells constitute the renewed, complete instrument, 72 bells forming an
object subdivided into four groups of 18 bells each group simultaneously producing “one tone”.
Schläger presented the renewed instrument for the first time in the exhibition “Urban Rituals."
Material: steel profiles, 576 bells
Weight: each object 15 kg
height 310cm [=10.2 ft] x length 45cm [=1.5 ft]