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The Listener

1995

Any noise in the room is picked up by a very sensitive microphone mounted in the center if the aluminum coil. When The Listener hears noise it turns on a refrigeration device that freezes moisture in the air. (The metaphor: water vapor from our breath is caught on the coil, symbolizing the cochlea in our ears).


coil frozen

After a few minutes when there is no noise, the refrigeration device shuts off and the water drains into the sink and is stored in the glass jar. (Continuing the metaphor: As we get time to process what we have heard, the sink and drain, we then store what we hear in our memory, the glass jar).

Size: 5ft. 6in. tall, 18in wide,
28in. deep

Materials: wood, electronics, dehumidifier, glass, steel


coil melting