(2019) The Rhythm of Anxious Breathing (with Martin Stevens)

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The Rhythm of Anxious Breathing, 2019, found photograph, reclaimed table, media player, resonance vibration device dimensions variable, photo dimensions: 5”x7”. Installation view.
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The Rhythm of Anxious Breathing, 2019, found photograph, reclaimed table, media player, resonance vibration device dimensions variable, photo dimensions: 5”x7”. Detail.

The sound sculpture consists of a degraded found photograph set on a reclaimed table. While the photographic image is deteriorated and difficult to discern, it contains elements suggestive of an interior or living space. The photograph resonates with a rhythmic background rumble that was produced by a timeworn, household heating system. The sound is a derived, descriptive model of domestic ambience, isolated and integrated into the physical presence of a melancholic object. This coherence of elements gestures toward an abstracted, dark sense of materiality. The piece is meant to elicit an ambient, sombre and affective experience, reflecting on the constants of the domestic sphere and the circular time of obsessive thought.