The performative installation involves a visual score, a visualized sound recording, fabricated stainless steel sculpture, and a live performance.
For the visual score/ sound based composition, I focused on the subtype of sleep related rhythmic movement disorder (RMD), “Headbanging”. This RMD typically involves repetitive lifting of the head and forcibly banging the head into the pillow or mattress; or slamming the back of the head against a headboard or wall. This banging exercise in sleep demonstrates a violent percussion, that through EMG analysis, happens often in sequence and in somewhat "rhythmic" intervals.
My performance involves the translation of these violent actions in the unconscious, registered as electromagnetic signals, with a composition for sound using the very elements of signal to signal response, human movement, and quasi-rhythmic sequencing.
Exhibited as past of "Aftersound: Frequency, Attack, Return" at CMU Miller Gallery in Pittsburgh.