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Isn't It Normal

Isn't It Normal

Wires fall in a cascade over modular Dexalin steel shelving with two hundred and forty flickering light bulbs sit in plain sight, wires dangle over the edge of the four 3.4m units. The light bulbs are inserted through holes in the shelves which have their lux-intensity controlled by a gun microphone outside the gallery. The sounds picked up from the courtyard and beyond the PS1 gallery walls, are used to score the lighting and modified the soundscape within the exhibition space. By exposing the wiring, the installation loomed large forcing upon the view a constant, somewhat

menacing, proximity revealing the source of the artworks live external sound feed, and the fleeting exposed nature of the piece. This sonic feed plays through twelve speakers continuously modified by an effects processor, abstracting it, making it familiar and unfamiliar to the unwilling audience, as they become a participant. The work was sited in the basement of the PS1 building and the flickering action of the bulbs can be seen as picking up on memories held by the buildings past as well as itís present.