A Study in Focus deals with the ways we engage with sound within an environment saturated by audio media technology. It explores how properties of audio technologies give rise to codes and affective imprints that breed the way we grasp sound.
The work takes the form of a sound installation where the listener is invited to traverse through walking, sitting and/or standing. A diverse set of loudspeaker constellations produce diverse spatial renderings of sound, each point in the room yielding a diverse material impression to the moving listener. These variability enhances the way we attune our perceptual focus to the particular conditions of sound reproduction technologies and the diverse memories we activate in this process.
The soundtrack conveyed by these constellations joins materials sourced on the mediation of acoustic spaces through public broadcasting (Radio, TV, Cinema) and traces of technologies from popular audio culture with an emphasis on the perceptual ambiguities arising in our decodification of these domains.