'Tap', an audio/visual piece by Milo Thesiger-Meacham. Exhibited in the 2015 Artists Open House. Inspired by a phenomenon called the ‘McGurk effect’, this work explores the idea of replacing the audio of one physical act with that of another. McGurk discovered the effect in the 1970s when he overdubbed a video of one phoneme’s production with a recording of a different phoneme being spoken. Most commonly the effect is highlighted with a film of the phoneme ‘ba’ being spoken, but muted and overdubbed with the audio of the phoneme ‘fa’ being spoken. The effect occurs when the human brain alters what it is seeing in order to fit the audio it is hearing, which leads to the conclusion that our bodies constantly search for visual explanations for what we perceive aurally. This very much puts our apparently advanced level of perception into considerable question. In this same way, notice how your mind may start to synchronise the sound of the dripping tap with the tapping feet of the dancer in the silent film.