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[Installation view at Science Museum London]

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Sound Curtains, 2000

Sound installation with motion sensor installed in ceiling of public facilities, Dimensions Variable, Duration Variable

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Installed in the popular rest room area of the Wellcome Wing in the London Science Museum, this work explores the invisible sounds of science. With speakers embedded in the ceiling behind metal grillage this form of ‘sound curtain’ is triggered by moving past a sensor. Sound is transmitted into the space from archive of pre-recorded sounds – blood rushing through the body, liposuction, an eye laser, a hard drive parking, a mini-disc motor, mobile phone interference. The visitor is offered an insight into a renewed awareness to their environment and realise how science itself speaks in its very own language.

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