You Are Here 2002, enamel paint, audio equipment,
6 part looped soundtrack. Phoenix Gallery, Brighton.
Shane Waltener and Steve Morgan transform the Phoenix gallery into an
alternative tourist attraction. Visitors are invited to participate
in a guided tour/scientific experiment, which highlights the special
features of the vicinity. These points of interest are indicated by
thought bubbles and mathematical diagrams applied to the windows and
framing the outside view, and further expounded in the accompanying
guidebook. A soundtrack consisting of ambient sound, musical fragments,
and narration will create aural fictions drawing on the living history
and psycho-geography of the locality, and interact with the visitor’s
imagination to create a unique mental map of the place.
© Karin Mori, Phoenix Gallery, 2002