Audiovisual composition for the online or physical gallery space, pushing the thresholds of capture and display, and expectation and experience.
Composed of light sensitive audio devices, handmade synthesisers, a voice sampler, and a contact microphone on a film projector– the audio recording surmises moments experienced during the live performance of expanded cinema – constantly failing devices and worn away film strips, the menace of a pressurised ‘live’ environment and audience and performer expectations. The energy of the track is tense – threatening our capacity to perceive with threshold pushed to the limits bringing forth wails of electrical protest. The visual track mimics and interferes with these ideas– toy lights, torches and strobes– shine directly into the lens of a smartphone camera interrupt the video frame rate, making visible the shutter as system detritus. The vocals give the title to the track – lifted from the pages and spines of dusty tomes musing on the unusual technology-afterlife belief systems of the Spiritualist movement.
Created for the exhibition Exhaust curated by Erin Sickler at Contemporary Art Tasmania, Australia.
Spirit Intercourse / 8min 40sec / 2015 / sound and video composition by Sally Golding / produced by Spatial