from delivery to withdrawal (into implicit secrecy and silence #3)

Forces: Video, Amplified Objects, Computer-aided performance software

Presented by Asociación de Música Electroacústica de España at Metrònom – Fundació Rafael Tous d’Art Contemporani, Barcelona for LOOP Festival

In his text Realist Magic, Objects, Ontology, Causality, Philosopher Timothy Morton suggests that rhetoric is “a gravitational field that sucks us from delivery to withdrawal, from the sensual into implicit secrecy and silence.” In the first iteration of this work, I was interested in minor aberrations in space and time caused by corporal movement that might make us aware of the relationship between our bodies and the perceived world. By re-imagining the parts of the Michelson-Morley Interferometer used to detect gravitational waves as a fictional tool to prepare humans to perceive fluctuations in space-time, the rhetorical questioning here was applied to the veracity of scientific assumptions of truth.

For this version, loudspeakers play sine waves whose wavelengths are derived from the architectural layout of the space while a video shot using mirrored looking devices super-impose shifted visual information from the space to the audience, amplified objects created mirror images of field recorded sounds.