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detail of a speaker hung just in front of a wall, with LEDs inside the cone illuminating the wall


allegory – speakers, LEDs, steel cable, Max/MSP and Touchdesigner software, 8-channel generative sound and light An inversion of Plato’s “Allegory of the Cave,” the tethered bodies in this work are not prohibited from perceiving the objects casting changing shadows on the wall in front of them; rather, the viewer-listener is only able to perceive the light and sound motion of these captive speaker-bodies indirectly. The extremely low frequencies that pulse through each speaker would be inaudible without the implication of their surrounding restraints. They resemble irregular heartbeats, casting the dangling speaker and light wires as an uncanny life support system.