2003-2004, Sound Installation, Surround Sound Speakers, Sound System, Mirrors and Wooden Flooring, Dimensions Variable
“I finally went to see David. I’ve been putting it off for a while; I know I shouldn’t because I don't think he gets many visitors. He sits in his room overlooking the train station, waiting I think, although he would never admit it. I always find him in the same seat, the pale grey, foam sofa bed, probably from Ikea or somewhere as innocuous. He never comes to the door because it goes without saying it will always be open...”
A woman pays a visit to David, her unattainable Adonis. The stark contrast of the reality of his grey world and the bright, mirrored cacophony of his dreams casts the viewer into the loop in which they are both trapped.
“David” seeks to examine the emptiness of various unobtainable ideals: those of the body, the dream, beauty and love.
“David” is an audio-based narrative installed in a space made to resemble a gym hall. The viewer enters a room of wall-to-wall mirrors and sprung wooden flooring. A number of headphones hang from the ceiling. The only light source in the room is the light reflecting off a still mirror ball. The sound piece comprises, music, found audio sound-bites and narrative, which transport the viewer to the world of David and his anonymous guest.