March 29 - April 20 2000
This month sees the beginning of Piped Music, an ongoing sound
series situated in the gallery bathrooms (you can't say we don't
use EVERY available space!). Curated by the Oblique
Arts Trust, this project will showcase new work by sound artists
from around the world.
First up is Christchurch artist Adam Willetts, whose sound installations
create charged sonic and visual environments that make the viewer
acutely aware of the very physical nature of forces such as static
electricity, radio waves, and the audiences own electromagnetic
charge. For Piped Music, Willetts has created a piece in
which pared back, minimal interventions hint at surveillance operations
conducted under stealth, with hesitant sounds of occupants scratching,
walking, and scrawling graffiti or tagging.