DON'T TAKE IT PERSONALLY, IT'S JUST A BOUNDARY
Mixed media, 2‘53‘‘ loop, stereo
The process of knotting wire mesh fencing by hand can be compared to knitting, crocheting or weaving. The hardness of the fence is transformed into something soft and pliable. The branches of the twigs as boundaries, the fence as an organic weave in between. A twisting of the relationships. Or is it not? A soothing voice softly hums „It‘s just a boundary“. How much demarcation leads to isolation? By playing the sound over the sculpture itself using an exciter (a loudspeaker without a membrane that causes a surface to vibrate), the voice causes the sculpture to tremble, while the sculpture in return distorts the voice, making it almost unintelligible. The singing is complemented by various sounds that respond to different visual and content-related aspects of the sculpture.
Developed in the one-month residency at La Mandria (IT), kindly supported by Stadt Bern.
Photos: Roshan Adhihetty