Articulation of Promise is a work for single screen silent HD video.
Historical photographs of women playing early 20th century electronic instruments, namely the Theremin and the Terpsitone are the visual score from which the artist creates tableaux. The performer of an instrument from the past, plays electronic instruments of the present, instruments which themselves have a visual aesthetic reminiscent of early modernism – the interactive sculptures of artist Peter Vogel. The reconstructions in the tableaux attempt to replicate the position of the body and the hands of the performers. These hand and body positions when placed next to the Vogel sculptures sometimes trigger the components in them to move, emit sound or light up.
The work was made in response to the exhibition Peter Vogel: The Sound of Shadows, which took place at the University of Brighton Gallery, October 2011. The video installation was first exhibited in Six Degrees of Separation, curated by Juan Bolivar, Wimbledon Space, University of the Arts London, 2013.