Talk Back (2012)
Talk Back is an immersive audio installation that draws from conventions of theatre and curation. Featuring the fragmented and layered voices of dozens of actor/viewers improvising their verbal responses to an imagined art experience – a cordoned-off, illuminated, and vacant space within a gallery – the work navigates time-based concerns with the conflation of the present and past, fact and fiction. It interrogates the pleasures, provocations, and pretences, as well as the sociability of gallery encounters, and playfully considers what constitutes an art object. Exhibited in “Lucky 13”, Gladstone Hotel, Toronto, 2012.