GlogauAIR, Berlin. January-March 2010.

02/04/2010

good vibrations

speakers, cotton thread, metal

Two large speakers face each other, connected by innumerable delicate black threads, which span the space between them. The threads vibrate, creating wave patterns. In the centre of the space between, a quivering gold wedding band draws the threads together. The closer to the ring, the stiller the threads, the closer to the speaker, the more wildly they move. The vibration is created by a pure tone played through the speakers that is below the range of human hearing, so the sculpture is ‘silent’, though anyone near who stands still for a time will be able to feel the unheard sound.


trauring

video, miniDV. six minutes and twenty one seconds.

Deleuze and Guattari in their book A Thousand Plateaus wrote a chapter titled November 28, 1947: How Do You Make Yourself a Body Without Organs? You might say it is about going beyond human, relearning our bodies, what happens when you sew up your asshole along with the rest of your orifices? I didn’t sew up my asshole, but I did something almost as crude by conflating Deleuze and Guattari’s plane of consistency with mixer feedback and sine waves.


These pieces were created in 2010 during a three-month residency in Berlin at GlogauAIR studios where I collaborated with Jessica Mautner (as louie+jesse). they were exhibited at GlogauAIR on the 26th and 27th of March 2010.

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