Internal / External architectures
- Installation, steel sculptures, dimensions variable
- Live surveillance monitoring
- Sound & movement performance, 15 minutes
A collaborative work with Rebecca Ribichini
June 2017: MFA Interim Show, Goldsmiths College (London)
April 2018: Radiophonic, Downlane Studios The Cause (London)
The live sound and movement performance connects the phenomena of OAE and its effect upon the thinking-feeling body. Otoacoustic emissions (OAE) are a physiological occurrence whereby a sound is produced by the inner ear. This can occur spontaneously or when evoked by an auditory stimulus: i.e. the two tones being played to the listener in the performance. The tones produced in the ear, sound flat in a static position, but change upon variations of moving, and the intensity reduced by the number of people occupying the space. It's a collectively accessible experience yet subjective at the same time.
During the performance, Rebecca sits at a table operating the sound and observing the performer (Monica) in the space through the surveillance monitors. The effect of the sound upon the performer is one where the senses become dulled, and the body attempts to move and navigate the installation through this impediment. The performer in this state of "capture" meets the abstract sculptural forms beneath the grid containing the space, referencing the complexity of abstract and real experiences of space.