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Quote of the Week: Gristle in the Gallery

This is Rachel Carvosso writing on the exhibit Yokohama Triennale 2008: Cerith Wyn Evans and Throbbing Gristle, currently at Shinko Pier in Yokohama, Japan, and running through November 30, 2008.

Through the use of sound both an internalized space of hearing and an external one related to the body and its position in the installation is created. There is a sense of an absent performer but of what kind one cannot be entirely sure. As we listen, our faces reflected in the mirrored surfaces, others look on and we become the performers. We are left to ponder the sense of sounds as an attempt to communicate that which is precisely non communicable. We can view ourselves in the mirrored surfaces but we cannot reach a definitive conclusion about what it all means; instead, this work encourages us simply to slow down and change our perception of space, sound and time.
Read the full review at tokyoartbeat.com. More details at yokohamatriennale.jp. Below is a photo, borrowed from Carvosso’s review, taken at the exhibit:

By Marc Weidenbaum

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