The Materiality of Sound
Gallery visitors experienced a sound installation through funnels (ear trumpets) and antler ‘sculptures’ made of glass and plastic laboratory equipment, in order to compare their experience of each.
This extended the work of the 1960s Light and Space Art Movement (LAS) by adding sound to experiments with light and materials. The viewer is encouraged to immerse in the work over an extended period, changing the personal mechanisms of perception over time, in a rejection of the distractions and anxiety of current day “always-on” communications. The research outcomes informed the sound design for subsequent series of work The Wave is Not the Water.