More Time Than Life
self-generating sound installation
In the first half of the piece, the recordings are being altered and changed to divert them from their natural qualia. The second half of the piece shows the piece's attempt to return to its original state by reversing the effects. As the recordings have gone through different audio processes at the same time and have travelled within the space; the original state becomes an unachievable state - never to be met.
Interested in learning from nature, the piece functions as an abstraction of a super-organism in which each piece/channel works independently from one another. Only being held together by randomness and time, the piece continues to alter and evolve on a 24-hour basis and can be accessed via its physical location or a live audio broadcast of the installation. The responses of the program are not triggered by the individual’s interaction with the piece, yet the visitor becomes an active observer of an evolving and ever-changing environment. No experience of the environment is the same; it is dependent on the individual’s physical interaction with the piece and fully perceiving the piece is due to its duration, impossible.
The exhibition of this piece took place at Newcastle University. Two continuations of this piece have been exhibited at Unit 8, Copeland Park - London, and the Newbridge Studio - Newcastle Upon Tyne.