Second Floor Window Fill - 2011

Materials: wood, steel, paint, stereo speakers with stands, misc audio equipment, sound

Dimensions (h x w x d): window fill is approximately 82 x 120 x 156 inches

Software design: Wild Rhombus Software

Second Floor Window Fill was part of the solo exhibition Rooms at Oakville Galleries Gairloch Gardens exhibition space, a site-related collection of works. The building's architecture was used as a departure point for designing audio playback systems for sound compositions using field recordings made in the building itself.

The average square footage of the rooms on the second floor is calculated. This square footage is then reduced to a shape that fits the gallery window; the ratio is 1:4.5. Second Floor Window Fill consists of all of the rooms' volumes on the second floor added together then reduced using the 1:4.5 ratio (1 inch = 4 1/2 inches).

All of the sounds of the rooms on the second floor are edited to a proportion that relates to the size of the room they were recorded in. These sound clips are then strung together consecutively; the clips fade in and out of each other.

See also: Basement Bass (Gairloch), First Floor Cubed, Third Floor Radiator

Exhibition History:
2011 Oakville Galleries Gairloch Gardens (Oakville, Canada)