Articulate Project Space
Timber, nylon builders line, lead sinkers.
In this installed work I am attempting to express in a light-hearted way the connections I feel between the ways in which I work as a visual artist and the ways in which musical language is structured, both in sound and in the visual impact of notes on a page.
The patterning of the weights which tension the strings is based on a twelve tone melody - the melody constructed (rather than composed) using all the half tones of the scale. This melody has then been manipulated through inversion and retrogression.
I chose to position this work under the stairs. The stepped form (in inversion) may suggest the stepped ranks of a choir. The result I hope reflects the visual joy of performance and particularly our tradition of choral music.