The Reservoir

Audio-Visual Sculpture, 1 x Video / Stereo Sound & 4 x Interview Loop Listening Stations, 2019

The vast reservoir of our unconscious appears to hold not only our traumatic memories, but also the unresolved traumatic experiences of our ancestors. In this shared unconscious, we seem to re-experience fragments of an ancestors memory and declare them as our own” (Wolynn, It Didn’t Start With You, 55, 2017)

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The installation consists of a video (11m 44s looped) and 4 interview recordings (combined total running time of 30m 14s). By inverting the signal path of 4 contact microphones I created a series of listening points on the exterior of the glass tank which can be interacted with using the stethoscope provided. The participatory quality of the piece allows the viewer control over which interview they hear and when they hear it, whilst the different length of video and audio loop cycles insures that every viewer will experience a unique version of the installation. 

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