G.C. Sample# 23156
4 - 27 September 2001
Freelance designer and multi-media artist Maria Walls is currently
based in Auckland. Glamorous, seductive and compelling, her work
often draws on, and plays with, the interaction between art and
design, creator and consumer, and public and private.
At first glance Maria seems to have given us 'nothing' in the Kiosk
this month, with the display case empty but for the artists name
in vinyl print, but on approaching the space one begins to hear
her sound piece, a strange, half electronic, half organic looped
Maria has described this work as "what things might sound
like from within the Kiosk...of course this is dramatised and repetitive!"
conjuring up an image of oneself, squashed into the kiosk, hearing
the muffled echoes of life in the street outside: car sounds, people
talking, footsteps, filtered through bullet-proof glass and steel.
Teasingly elusive, and willfully perverse, G.C. Sample# 23156 explores
viewers expectations in ways which are subtle yet challenging.
KIOSK is a permanent
public art site for temporary installations of new audio, screen-based,
and object based work, twenty four hours a day / seven days a week.
Located on the corner
of High and Manchester Streets (outside Java Cafe) in Christchurch, New
Zealand. Check out the web site for documentation and further info: www.physicsroom.org.nz/oblique/kiosk/
The Physics Room Programme
- July to Dec 2001
The Physics Room programme
is proudly supported by Creative New Zealand/Toi Aotearoa
Thanks to 0800 Phantom
and Christchurch City Council.