First and Last Sounds
A folded steel screen and multiple speakers create layers of audio/visual representation within a gallery space. On one surface a man calls out in an obvious studio depiction of the alps, randomly placed speakers 'echo' this call throughout the installation space, while another folded surface, a scene from the same film (Goodbye Mr Chips, 1939) shows actual documentation of the alps. On the gallery wall behind, a simple mountainous silhouette is formed by the projected frame overspilling the screen's irregular form.
The man appears to be frozen in the past, yet his echoing voice and the fog that drifts across his body suggests an alternate time. This work folds and layers film and installation into each other, creating shadowy gaps between the recorded past and viewed present that the echoing voice attempts to bridge.