Deborah Crowe and Eldon Booth: [Eddy]
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[Eddy] is a sound installation designed to pierce, encircle and project audio around and through space.
Repetitive drones, beeps and hums sampled from field recordings during an MRI procedure are reconfigured, shaped and layered to pan and reverberate in a 5.1 surround sound environment.
In [Eddy], Booth and Crowe have worked with aural documentation as referent to build a work that experiments with occupants’ tolerance of an intermittently hostile environment.
The eight-minute loop surveys characteristics common to both sound and space; implied motion, tensile qualities and disjuncture are extrapolated through intersecting audio trajectories, revolving mechanistic patterns and foreboding underbelly.
An encounter with [Eddy] provokes a physical and emotional response through a sense of allure, disorientation and suspense. Frequencies and directionality in the surrounding sound form a fluid entity that inhabits and traverses the confined interior space.
[Eddy] builds an environment that contains contradiction, a dense and overpowering construction inviting occupants to be snared in an atmosphere of disruption and control.
Check out documentation of [Eddy] captured by Eldon following installation at the Blue Oyster.
Booth and Crowe are both Auckland-based and have worked collaboratively since 2005. Eldon Booth is a writer/director with a Bachelor of Visual Arts who has exhibited moving image works nationally and internationally since 2001.
Deborah Crowe is a graduate of Glasgow School of Art, has exhibited nationally and internationally since 1986 and is currently Principal Lecturer at the School of Visual Arts, Manukau Institute of Technology.
This project has received support from Manukau Institute of Technology’s Research, Development and Technology Transfer Fund.