space II (with darsha hewitt’s electrostatic bell choir)

a series of site specific sound performances by Erin Sexton, solo or collaborative, which activate space with hand-held oscillators and interventionist amplification, exploring the physicality of sound through acoustics, enclosure, threshold, and movement.  Presented as part of exhibition Volume: Hear Here, curated by Christof Migone, Blackwood Gallery, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

click for more information on ‘Electrostatic Bell Choir’ installation by Darsha Hewitt

*binaural recording: sounds fine on speakers, but best listened to with headphones*

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electromagnetic medium
site/sound performance intervention

Using a pair of open electromagnetic amplifier circuits, Sexton explores sites with historical, mystical, and energetic significance, tuning into frequencies both modern and mysterious.¬† Her own body’s electromagnetic field interacts with the site, amplifying signals like an antenna through contact with the circuit, becoming a medium for the sonification of waves and feedback.