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Delay (2014)

Delay is a collaboration with Mary Sherman (Painting and Sculptural Installation). I contributed the sound (Audification) and the acoustic panels. Delay asks: What if you could hear a painting? It consists of a small white painting spot lit and suspended in a darkened room. When someone approaches the installation an aluminum plate with 5 small shutters swings in front of the painting. As the small shutters slowly open and close (like small eclipses) they reveal 5 portions of the painting that had previously been scanned. At the same time the sounds generated from that same scanned data (the "voice" of those parts) is heard via 5 flat panel speakers, surrounding the painting. Delay is both an exploration of form and reality and more. It can be likened to love, the desire to intimately know someone or something (in this case painting) and the poignant impossibility to do so, but the all to human quest to try. It also refers to the halting of time, ...

Acknowledgments: Brett Bouma and Martin Villiger at The Wellman Center for Photomedicine (Massachusens General Hospital Harvard Medical School) for the Fourier-domain Optical Coherence Tomography Scanning; Andrew Anselmo and George Bossarte for technical/systems controls assistance and special thanks to L. Alexis Emelianoff, Marc Fournel, Matthias Kronlachner, Regina Moeller, Peter Plessas, William Stephens and Siyi Wang.

The first exhibition in Trondheim, Norway, was kindly supported with a travel grant by the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (CALQ)