Sound of next door’s extractor system (via 40m contact mic)
The sound of the extractor system of next door’s building was amplified into the gallery space. It was amplified at a volume that enabled it to be heard in a room full of people at the level it can be heard at when the building is empty. It was amplified through a homemade contact microphone attached to an 8m pole, propped against the extractor system, with a 40m audio cable running from outside, through the building, into the gallery space.
The extractor system, which was constantly on, played a consistent, quiet, low hum throughout the building for the duration of the residency and provided the bass note of the space. However, on the day of the exhibition opening, the extractor system had inexplicably been turned off, meaning it could not be amplified, further highlighting the futility of the work