The Sound of One Hand Clapping (2013)

As time passes, and technological advancements are made, gaps are widened between generations, and the experience of consciousness evolves. The sound of one hand clapping explores the idea of consciousness, and the need to form connections versus fear of participating. The interaction between humans, and the engaging of our senses, allows us to validate our sentience. What then does it mean to progress into a time where words are characterized by fonts rather than intonation, and what will enable future generations to substantiate their consciousness?

Materials include a weather balloon, condenser microphone, sound damping paint, DC motor, amplifier projecting sound from within the gallery, copper, pine, stainless steel, aluminum, plexiglass, silicone, mylar, found materials, lab equipment, video projection, milk, orange peels, geodesic satellite dish.

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