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Basement Bass (Justina M. Barnicke Gallery) - 2013

Materials: mechanical floor with speed control, wood, bass speaker drivers with amplifier, sound

Dimensions (h x w x d): overall floor approximately 186 x 144 x 9 inches, rotating floor 120 inches diameter

Basement Bass was part of the exhibition Volume: Hear Here at Justina M. Barnicke Gallery.

A rotating floor has been turned into a bass speaker. The sound is the bass end of a field recording from the sub basement of the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery--the droning room-scaled fans, humming air vents, gurgling and spurting water of the boiler system, etc. When a viewer stands on the floor, they feel the sound as much as they hear it.

See also: Basement Bass (Borealis), Basement Bass (Gairloch)

Exhibition History:
2013 Justina M. Barnicke Gallery (Toronto, Canada)