Caresse (2000)

medium: cloth, speakers, electronic components, 6-channel sound composition, wood
dimensions: 96" x 96" x12"
sound: 9m37s (featuring the voice of artist Catherine Heard)

A six-channel sound sculpture that explores the culture of 'chilling out' and its connection to the electronic music scene. Installed in a darkened gallery setting, Caresse counterbalances a sonic attempt at returning to the womb with a harsher view of reality expressed on a voice track, with a monotonous dull-thumping bass beat — a pseudo-heartbeat — acting as a spine. This softly poetic object, which is meant to be layed upon by viewers, is illustrative of how the human mind wanders through itself at two in the morning just around the time that its physicality begins to slip towards sleep.