[single-channel video, stereo sound, 14min, 2010]
Scenes from Akira Kurosawa's film "High and Low" are appropriated and slowed down drastically, emphasizing the dramatic spatial tension between the characters, their focused audition and lost gazes. In each shot the characters are listening intently to some entity that is not present, their heads craned to hear better, their eyes either staring off into the middle distance or locked with each other as if to confirm the perception coming from their ears. The audience is put in the position of watching them listen. Pure sine tones of various harmonic and dissonant frequencies are created and spatialized binaurally, one tone to each figure. The result is a sonic field of phasing and interfering patterns, a dense fabric filling the tense empty space between people.
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