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the death instinct is now only pure silence in its transcendent distinction from life, but it infuses all the more, throughout all the immanent combination it forms with this same life.
G. Deleuze and F. Guattari Anti-Oedipus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia
The exterior, is covered with sound insulation cones baring the aesthetics of a dark grey science fiction fortress. These walls are precursors to the surreal hypnotic atmosphere of the interior as they themselves gently pulse in a bio-mechanical rhythm.
One can often find a visitor walking slowly around the cube, dragging a hand against its tactile surface, lost in a sensual revolution around the structure.
Somewhere in between the aesthetics of a car interior and an insane asylum cell, and bearing a glowing sterility reminiscent of a coffin or hospital, the installation's interior is a bright white vinyl padded cell. For 3 minutes and 33 seconds at a time, eight large sub-woofers pulse a rhythm of bass frequencies that are too low for the human ear to actually hear, interweaving amongst its references the average radio play duration of the typical pop song as well as Cagean trajectories of 'silence'.
The space is silent, but the sound can be seen as the woofers throb their play cycles, felt as the sound waves move through the body creating a subtle intangible disturbance, and heard in the 'helium voice' disruption of the visitors' voices. Visitors experience a subtly, yet ever present re-perception of the body.
2004, UKS Gallery, Oslo, .
2003, Charlottenborg Fonden, Copenhagen, DK.
2000, The Project, New York.