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Title:The Sensory Chamber, 2020

128 min loop

7 x HD Single Channel Video

Sound composed by JG Thirlwell

Radical Light + The Sensory Chamber was supported in part by Arts Council Norway/Fond for Lyd og Bilde.

The Sensory Chamber is a transformative sensorial installation that includes 7 x 18.33 min video works in 7 colors projected onto a bed of salt with an exclusive sound composition by renowned composer JG Thirlwell. The installation was created as part of Radical Light, a monumental light and sound installation at Kai Art Center in Tallin, Estonia, 2020.

The Sensory Chamber - Radical Light installation at Kai Art Center is the second version in the series examining the inner spatial representation, where the first was part of the exhibition Beckoned to Blue at SL Gallery in New York with sound by legendary polymath Catherine Christer Hennix. The chamber installations are an ante chamber to ELEMENTS and always accompany the immersive large scale experiential neon matrix installation series depending on exhibition context.

The Sensory Chamber is a dialgoue between the cosmology of perception, the scientific realms of luminal velocity and other poetic interpretations of science, as well as on the lyrical ephemerality of light, where light is defined by a topology of verticality and a horizontal matrix, a light monument.

Entering the physically enclosed chamber with a central bed of salt reflecting sparkles and monochromatic cellular transformations, the viewer is invited to experience the internal vastness as existing within our interior infitine spheres in our own body and mind, emphasizing the psychological realms and the dream space. The7 video compositions expand and contract, through elongated shapes and circular forms resembling human shape in dissolution and manifestation, as the glitch like particles dance between voids of nothingness and mass as noise and speckles in ascension, with a magnetized force. With this, the sound piece creates floating spatial sensations between the gravity of Thirlwells sonic universe and the moonlike materiality of salt, with light as the portal into the meditative infinite.

©annekatrinesenstad 2020