673 Bourke Street Basement, Melbourne, 2009
Winner 'Best of Visual Arts', Melbourne Fringe Festival, 2009
‘The lure of echo’ saw the public descend down a nineteenth century stone staircase to the meditative yet ominous heritage site-specific sound score. This dark ‘catacomb-ish’ six hundred meter square basement consisted of several rooms extending off rooms, spatially disorienting the viewer once entombed. The audience gradually encountered flour, ethereally sifting from several dimly spotlit suspended black square sieves. Over the course of several weeks, two tonne of flour sifted in sync to the vibration of the artist's soundscape. The sonic composition sculpturally translated the building’s aural landscape including its old cage lift, dilapidated penthouse ballroom and nearby railway underpasses. The architecture physically responded to the work’s acoustic resonance, immersing the viewer in this intimate, visceral labyrinth.
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