Monthly Archives: September 2014

Frieze Art Fair

I helped Kristin Oppenheim with her sound installation at the Frieze Art fair in London, October 2014

Greengrassi Gallery’s Davide Minuti (pictured below) and I assembled an 8-track playback system for Kristin Oppenheim’s latest sound work, “where did you sleep last night?”, and installed it in Regent’s Park for the Frieze art fair. This wasn’t easy. The weatherproof box containing the computer and amplifier had to be about 20m from the loudspeakers and we had to bury all the cables. And then there was rain to cope with. But once assembled, the effect of standing in the middle of the eight waterproof loudspeakers is quite magical. You are enveloped by sound. It feels as if you are inside a room, and yet there are no visible walls, and the wind plays across your face.

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We covered the speakers with bin bags to make them look less interesting in the days before the show opened (the area is public and not well secured). Or maybe they look MORE interesting.

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