Invisible More Visible More Invisible
Invisible More Visible More Invisible, 2011
Sound piece, two loudspeakers, 12" loop
In a passageway visitors must walk through to see more of the exhibition, two voices – one female, the other male – echo the words of the title back and forth. The looped repetition of the exchange creates an impression of amnesia in the alternating, memorized words, intoned in sequence like a false palindrome. A note of hesitation allows the words to explore the idea of distance from a point of origin or centre, represented here by the word “visible,” which is “trapped” between the repeated “more” and “invisible.” The greater the distance from the centre, the more ungraspable and uncertain the meaning becomes, freeing the imagination to focus on other realities.