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John Street, Sheffield 2003
group exhibition featuring the work of Matt Butt, Heather Connelly, Manica Karlson, Carol Kavanagh, Marcus Gaudoin, Dominic Mason, Christina Misuraca, Bev Stout, Mary Sutton
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An eight-track sound piece made in response to an industrial building, which consisted of a disembodied female voice describing various cities and places as it moved from speaker to speaker. The descriptions offered to temporarily locate the audience, elsewhere but immediately confused them with details and impossible directions to follow. The 8 speakers were distributed throughout the space, situated next to and amongst other artists work. This invited the viewers to navigate and negotiate the whole space/exhibition. These fragmented texts formed narratives through spatial and temporal relationships, dependent upon the viewer’s engagement and position within the space.
The female voice continued regardless of anybody’s presence, seductively describing what she observes.
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Transfix - 2003
An open doorway invited the viewer to enter. A solitary chair, centrally placed, lits the room and offered a place to rest, to sit and to contemplate. Transverse provided a comfort zone with a mesmerizing but unsettling soundtrack. The sound resonated and surrounded the individuals; difficult to place. (It is a recording, taken in my back yard, of the severe weather warning system being tested in small town America.) The use of artificial light, grass and manipulated sound plays around with notions of space, place, expectation and reality.
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