This work is about being present through listening to sound as well as silence.
Attending the silence
As a child I had the great fortune to sit with my grandmother in the twilight. Letting the day blend into the evening, we would sit – silently – and enjoy the disappearing daylight and the arriving darkness. We listened to silence. We experienced silence.
Metronomes are intended to sound a steady pulse. To modify their arguably rigid purpose, I reworked and positioned five metronomes. Altered and in conversation, these metronomes generated a calm, fragile and often silent presence that eased viewers by enhancing and focussing their sense of listening.