The Workshop At The Back Of The Barracks

This piece is an interactive situation/installation inspired by various elements of The Third Policeman by Flann O’Brien.

Those who encountered the piece follow simple instructions, which explain how the anglepoise lamp should be moved. A microphone with high gain – with pitch shifter and limited output – is hidden near the lamp. The movement of the lamp changes the sound and also changes the lighting cast onto the object/sculptural elements in front of the participant. The central sculptural element is a magnifying lens, which points towards a set of gradually shrinking pieces of bent metal gauze. Still images of these element will be available soon.

This realization was set-up in the old MAX Lab at CCRMA Stanford University. There are three sample encounters in the following video

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