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Visual Arts


Imaging and Digital Arts

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The sculptural works in "reciprocation" repurpose loudspeakers, transforming them from "invisible" aural channels into evocative things to interrogate interpersonal relationships, (mis)communications, and the kinetic phenomenon of sound itself. While recorded audio is used to drive the speakers, the heard sound is an artifact of material activated by subsonic frequencies. As the phenomena of sound and hearing are dependent on reciprocal movement, so is our understanding and reflection of the meaning that sound carries. reciprocation consists of four works: "fate," in which two speakers, one positioned vertically above the other, are united by dozens of parallel red threads; "allegory," in which eight speakers thump against a wall and the restraints holding them up, causing lights hidden within their cones to cast changing shadows around the darkened space; "harmonic curtain," depicting the harmonic series through a network of connected chains; and "trine," a triangle of three freely hanging speakers linked by a mesh of fine chain.