An armature holds 48 images at an angle from a backplate so that the viewer is presented with a different image sequence depending on which direction they walk in. In effect, they edit the image sequence by walking back and forth in front of the piece.
A science-fiction narrative, is presented on headphones, looping seamlessly as an accompanying soundtrack. It concerns a performer who possesses the ability to hear what a photographer would have heard on capturing an image. They perform for small audiences as a kind of dj, by hearing
a sequence of images in this way and transmitting the resulting flow of sound telepathically to their audience.
There are two versions of this work. The first (pictured below) displays images from the book 20th Century Architecture, Ireland
(Prestel, 1997). The second displays of images of a series of 'locations'.
Version two of this piece was shown at Our need for consolation is impossible to satiate
in November 2009, which was curated by Helen Carey.
The recording below fades in and out to approximate the sense of encountering the loop.