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Dimensions of Cognition

Date: 2013

Medium: Durational sound installation

Materials: Stainless steel sink, contact microphone, audio components, speakers, water pump, float switch, tubing and tanks

Dimensions: 203cm x 28cm x 36cm (not including parts behind wall)


A salvaged stainless steel sink drips constantly with recirculated water. The interval of the drip undergoes subtle variation as the pressure in the gravity feed tank changes over time. Feeding on anxiety over drought in California, this installation floats between conscious and unconscious, voluntary and involuntary, as a background noise that can arouse an urgent response in the viewer/listener through subconciuos changes in sensitivity to environmental sound. 

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