MILLIE CHEN & EVELYN VON MICHALOFSKI
|The works Damping Chamber, Hornful and Buzz Humm engage tactile materiality to trigger immaterial sonic vibrations. Subtances - iron, blood, felt, bone-grounded with corporeal weight are shaped into forms that are simultaneously familiar and exaggerated, becoming conduits for fleeting sensa
tions. The relationship between seeing and hearing is shifted back and forth from one sense to the other, generating a perceptual trance. Options for viewing are presented in each of the works: the act of looking at an object disengages one from listening; the act of listening to an object disengages one from viewing; the act of looking at an object conjures the act of listening.