*마이크로 형상화된 구름 [ shilpa gupta ] singing cloud

4천개의 마이크로폰을 이용한 180*24*60의 구름형상이
말하고 싶은 것은 그 객체가 보여주는 실질적인 이미지가 아니라
4천개의 마이크로폰에서 부터 울려 나오는 소리의 공간
이야기 하는 것이 아닐까?

reviewed by SJ


mumbai-based artist shilpa gupta has compiled several of her notable works in an installation entitled 'someone else' displayed at arnolfini. the collection of surrealist, mixed-media pieces explore the development of modern politics by examining notions of technology, human rights, militarism, and security and the development of these fields upon contemporary artistic reality. gupta's exhibition launches the series 'a parallel universe-alternative realities and co-existing worlds', a year long series of installations within arnolfini's gallery space.

one of the artist's central pieces to the exhibition is the 'singing cloud', 2008-2009. the 180 x 24 x 60in amoebic shape is a suspended sculpture built from 4,000 reverse-wired black microphones. the static mass emits from the microphones a jumbled sound created by the reconfiguration of responses given by several individuals as they process images aloud. a nine minute and thirty second audio channel produced by the piece is played on repeat as the sound rhythmically flutters across the surface of the piece, moving from one side of the cloud to the other. the abstracted quality of the psychological testing sound-bites echo the strangeness of the hovering dark creature-cloud.
the cluster seems to be an ominous floating object representative of modern notions of anxiety, surveillance and security, softly singing to itself in the echoing gallery space.


'i want to fly,
high above in the sky

don’t push me away

we shall all fly
high above in the sky

i want to fly high above
in your sky

can you let it be
only your power
and not your greed

a part of me will die
by your side
taking you with me

high high above
in the sky

while you sleep i shall wake up and fly'
- an excerpt from the audio produced by the singing cloud

from  designboom

댓글(0)

Designed by JB FACTORY