When you enter the shelter you consider it empty, but it quickly becomes apparent that this is far from true.
Air is constantly blasting into the space. Sounds are always flowing in from outside. Dust is forever blowing around inside.
'This Chamber (is never empty)' was a site-responsive installation consisting only of sound. The ever-present air-conditioning system, both sonically and visually, and the acoustic resonance of the space itself became integral elements of the work.
The installation was not a response to the known history of the site as a shelter from attack, but gave it a new meaning and a different character. It was an occupation of the space with its own sounds and those found or activated nearby, transposing more recent events in to the space.
Visitors were warned that at times the piece was loud in volume. The reason for this was not to cause alarm, but to actually cause the material of the space to resonate and reverberate. Through this you heard what seemed like musical notes after some loud sounds.
For Treasure Hill Artist Village, Taipei, Taiwan, February 2017