A participatory installation by Sally Golding (sallygolding.com) which explores interaction and perception within a multi-sensory environment involving lighting and projection onto optical sheeting, sonic composition, and the viewer’s own reflection.
The installation acts a space for the consideration of intimacy and meditation– both alone and with others that may share the space– through the merging of the viewer’s own reflections articulated through a composition of shifting light and emerging sounds which fill an otherwise dark chamber. Functioning similarly to the classic funfair mirror– the flexible silver two-way mirror sheeting forming an ethereal hanging centrepiece– the work invites the viewer to consider representations of themselves which appear distorted and transient, and which merge with those around them to form ‘new presences’. In this sense the viewer may see themselves multiplied or doubled with another viewer, or find themselves alone in a rare moment of literal reflection providing a contemplative space or eliciting a hallucinatory fantasy bringing forth ideas in neuroscience around the Self and Other.
Two-way mirror sheeting (1800mm x 3000mm), 2 x programmable DMX lights, 1 x data projector, sound composition, custom software, viewer reflection.
EXHIBITED AT THE SOUTH LONDON GALLERY, 2016 (view exhibition details: southlondongallery.org/page/sally-golding)
Developed whilst on the residency ‘Embedded’ - a Sound and Music composer and creative artist development programme funded by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation (soundandmusic.org)
Custom software by UK electronic musician and creative technologist Spatial (spatial.infrasonics.net). Technical installation by multi-visual designer Dizqo (diz.co)
Spatial (Matt Spendlove, UK spatial.infrasonics.net) is a an electronic musician and multimedia artist from London exploring low frequency vibration with physical intervention through DJ & live performance on Sound Systems and via recorded media, the structural occupation and perception of opti-sonic transmissions through home coded audiovisual installations and the emergent behaviour of chaotic systems by simple rule based repetition through generative design.
Visit the webpage (sallygolding.com/installation#/your-double-my-double-our-ghost)