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(phora • spinning speakers) | 2005



Ann Hamilton - (phora_spinning speakers)

Two ceiling-mounted variable speed electro mechanical spinning units with tethered speakers
Variable dimensions

 

This object is constituted of recorded audio and two spinning speakers (instead of the four speakers that were used in the generative phora installation at La Maison Rouge). The sounds are those of “the harmonics of voices”— three voices (Hamilton’s, Dinah Diwan’s, and Anne Calas’s)—“finding and sounding a common tone.” In the phora installation at La Maison Rouge, the sounds played from spinning speakers in the same gallery where the revolving projector “threw” a line continuously drawing itself around the room.

 

Text excerpted from Ann Hamilton: An Inventory of Objects. New York: Gregory R. Miller & Co., 2006. Joan Simon.




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