18 July - 9 August, 2001
Blizzard, Alexs work for Kiosk, similarly draws on
pun and play in a work which separates the visual aspect of sound
from its aural manifestation.
From outside we hear a blizzard endlessly echoing from within the
KIOSK and inside the kiosk itself we see speakers which seem to
be projecting forth sound. Ironically this sound is as familiar
to us from cinema and sound-effect recordings as it is from the
experience of actual weather. In this instance KIOSK becomes a type
of enclosed and artificial microclimate playfully imitating,
precluding or sharply contrasting with prevailing climatic conditions.
Through the windows of KIOSK we view a series of speakers arranged
formally in organic formations as though they were the end result
of a naturally occurring corrosive process. The speakers themselves
are silent yet we read the sound of the blizzard as
if it were issuing directly from them.
KIOSK is a permanent public art site for temporary installations
of new audio, screen-based, and object based work, twenty four hours
a day / seven days a week.
Located on the corner of High and Manchester Streets (outside Java
Cafe) in Christchurch, New Zealand. Check out the web site for documentation
and further info: www.physicsroom.org.nz/oblique/kiosk/
The Physics Room Programme - July to Dec 2001
The Physics Room programme is proudly supported by Creative New
Thanks to 0800 Phantom and Christchurch City Council.