WAV (laughing, crying), 2017, two-channel video installation.
In WAV (laughing, crying), two large-scale projections of graphic readouts
are displayed on adjacent walls of a gallery space. Twin bar-graphs are
presented (horizontal axis = frequency, vertical axis = volume), each with
a rhythmic pattern of vertical columns that silently rise and fall over time.
These sets of information point to sound-recordings of bodies that once
laughed and cried. Given the apparent contrast of emotions, these graphic
traces read as having no connection or awareness of each other—or, as
refusing to accept the legitimacy of each others experience. Perhaps they
feel differently. Nevertheless, WAV (laughing, crying) implicates two
performed utterances that are both proximal and remote.