Raphaele Shirley: EinT2
Speakers, wood, amplifiers, edison light bulbs, media players, mylar. 2013 40” x 40” x 4” ( 100cm x 100 cm x 10cm ) EinT2 is a two channel light and sound sculpture. The channels are divided between two tracks emitting to two groups of speakers. The sound-tracks loop and are of different lengths, overlapping randomly. Track one is composed of a mix of scholars and artists recorded from Youtube. This includes, Arthur C. Clark, James Joyce, Jorge Luis Borges, Carl Jung, Ai Wei Wei, Noam Chomsky and Julian Assange. On the other track light piano mixes with stretches of silence, excerpts from a recording of a Nam June Paik piano performance. As a whole the sculpture projects itself into the space in which it resides and reflects it back. As such EinT2 reads as a incongruous instrument generating indeterminate compositions and feedback through a transmissional blend of chance sound and light wave lengths.