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  Horror Vacui

If you close the door, the night could last forever.
Leave the sunshine out, and say hello to never.

The Velvet Underground




Installation Photos at Galerie Donald Browne  
Press Release (Fr+En)  
Canadian Art Review  
A visually minimal exhibition, Horror Vacui counterpoints the transparency of materiality with the density of sound. Using Alvin Lucier's compositional technique of iterative re-recording, turn-of-the-century vacuum bell jars become the instruments to create micro-soundscapes. The sources for what could be called "sound experiments" are a variety of 1960's and 70's pop songs (by the Beach Boys, The Velvet Underground & David Bowie) played repeatedly inside the glass bell jars until the clarity of the music shifts into resonant harmonics expressing the particularity of each individual glassware. The container shifts into the contained. In turn, each experiment is cut to a unique clear 12" vinyl (no edition, each record is a unique object). A hand-sewn and embroidered felt dust jacket houses each disc, creating a series of paired artifacts: bell jars and records. Together they present: the object that sculpted the sound and the sound transcribed into an object.