The Space I Can't Get In V.2
The unstable living situation
How should I situate myself?
What do I have?
Something I can touch every day
Something I can easily have
Something I can hold
The Space I Can't Get In V.2 is a sound/ installation performance since 2017. I use leftover alcohol bottles as surrogate bodies containing echoes of the loneliness and strangeness of being a foreigner in the USA. I put mic into bottles capturing resonance, feedback and spatial sound, amplifying in this way their emptiness.
The bottles as body and the body as the container- These parallels the relationship between the feeling of an empty body as vessel and bodies in empty spaces. As a quiet experience, the performance activates the space as a sequence of mumbles; sounds that evoke breath and make absence present. A dialog and a move become familiar, a humming voice that talks back to me and fills the landscape of objects as ruins. A screen of light, as a doorway, delimits the space and breaks it as a mirror that expands into the interior of the piece and of ourselves. This light sets a mood of drone, of closeness and of vibration.
The sound of the room: microphones, speakers and bottles react with the resonance of the space. The different bottles create different tones, harmonies and distortions. They show their individual voices in relation to their shape and materiality. This performance includes hand gestures to create the sounds. I insert and pull out the microphones from my collection of empty bottles and amplify the sound in them, their vibration. The way and the speed I put the microphones in changes the sound it emits. The contact of my body to the objects naturally develops into a composition, a score. The audience can feel the space by experiencing the different aural qualities of sounds, movement and light. The sounds from the bottles present the meaningless mumblings, messages and languages of this set of objects. The experience strives to offer viewers an affective encounter through the body with the objects.
The Space I Can’t Get In V.2 是一件從2017年持續至今的聲音裝置表演創作。 藝術家將自己製作的麥克風放入空酒瓶內，以產生內外空間的迴響，並以音響放出使觀者身體直接感受到聲音的震動。如同藝術家與日常物件的相處經驗，作品的聲音會依循場地、藝術家的動作、情緒、瓶子和作曲而轉換。