THE TENSION BETWEEN US (TWO)
PURPOSE-BUILT PLYWOOD CUBE, HOUSING SOUND-BASED INSTALLATION
SMU CAR PARK, MAY 2013
A wooden cube sits ominously in a car park. Sound eminates from its walls spilling into adjacent buildings. The door is wedged ajar, a black curtain concealing the inside.
Beyond the curtain darkness and deafening noise await. Disorientating, confusing, challenging the viewer not to leave. Eyes adjusting to the light, a shape can be made out in the centre of the space.
The shape is square, but low. People are sitting on its black surface. Through its translucent sides a blur of electronic devices seem to be causing the sounds. The machines’ small blue and red lights shimmer through wrapped layers of plastic film.
The sounds are hypnotic, melodic, unsettling, confused. Noise fills the room, and continues on, outlasting every viewer, winning this battle of endurance.