GATE OF LONGING
A gate made of glass, wood, and sound inspired by ideas of sight, mirroring and transparency as metaphors for relations between people.
The glass is both transparent and reflective. This allows one to simultaneously see oneself, the space behind the glass, and the illusory space within the reflections of the glass.
The sound in the installation is an ever-changing soundscape of a reworked love ballad “Song of the 18 Swans”, which has been slowed down considerably.
The sound is transmitted through vibration speakers onto the sheets of glass, which then function as speakers. In one gate, the sound stems from a guitar, the other from a cello.
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