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. 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.