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Walls (Hallwalls) - 2012

Materials: wood, paper, custom machines (including motors, misc metal, misc mechanical parts and hardware), portable record player parts, piano strings with contact microphones, misc audio equipment, misc electronic and electrical equipment

Dimensions (h x w x d): variable (paper walls 31 x 28 inches/large platform 63 x 63 x 6.25 inches)

Software design: Wild Rhombus Software

Walls (Hallwalls) was produced as part of Hallwalls’ Artist in Residency Program (HARP)

Two of Hallwalls’ moveable walls have been reduced to approximately 1:5 scale and then re-imagined as machines. In the scale model version, one wall now turns a full 360 degrees and plays a hip-hop record backwards. Both the record and the machine’s platform are amplified and heard through two speakers placed in proximity to the machine. The other wall, now paper, rolls back and forth via a lever-like movement. As the wall dips down, it at times bangs and at other times brushes amplified strings. The sound from this machine is heard from 2 other speakers, also placed proximally.


Exhibition History:
2016 aceartinc (Winnipeg, Canada); 2012 Hallwalls Contemporary Art Centre (Buffalo, United States)