Expose

2008

Vermont Studio Center
Artist Residency
Johnson, VT

Delicate water noises taken in a small river at the dead of winter. The mic was lowered into the icy water near a little fishing boat whose metal buckles and rivets created a haunting tinkling sound, blurred by a watery mask. The cold January at one of the highest points of latitude in the United States inspired me to paint the speakers and audio wire white. Trees empty of leaves, fields empty of people – the world seemed stripped down.

 

‘Expose’ started with nails pounded into the wall. I stripped audio wire to expose the copper and nickel components. I allowed gravity and a single dramatic light source do the rest.

It’s a falling away, a breaking down, a shedding of external layers to expose the bones inside.

All sound files on this website are abbreviated versions of the actual installation.