This work is powered by an air pressure valve, which then filters air throughout the piece and plays the horns. The video has been been linked below.
work is intimately tied to the acquisition and inordinate subversion
of objects found in a domestic setting and animating them using
Primitively, aesthetically valued objects have been tied to some
aspect of ritual & ceremonial aspiration. Regularity, rhythm,
other predictable elements in time and space are organized with a
predictable and unpredictable structure, producing the tension and
release that is integral to an aesthetic response1.
While ritual weaves social order, art can perhaps do the same sans
order and principality. Perhaps it's state of lawless ambiguity can
be conjectured as semblance of order.
Appropriating sound within the order of ritual becomes a vehicle to invoke tangible experiences. In exploration of that idea, the work becomes a site for the visual and sonorous to interact. The use of imagery of the sky and the cat are consistent in my work, as symbols for female virtue and aspiration. The imagery is best understood in unison.
1 JOURNAL ARTICLE; An Ethological View of Ritual and Art in Human Evolutionary History,Ellen Dissanayake Leonardo