Petrosyllabic Resonator II

Two literary dictums chart the discord between time,
place, and memory. Thomas Wolfe informed us that we
 could never go back home. William Faulkner pronounced 
that the past is never dead, and not even past. Where
 we have been is at once omnipresent and unreachable.

Attempts to return to the formative spaces where
my identity was forged have made clear that these
intersections between location and experience only 
truly exist for the briefest of moments. As these instants 
inevitably evaporate, their coordinates wander away 
from the realm of tangible things, and instead may only 
be plotted within the domain of metamorphic memory.
Petrosyllabic Resonator corrects for these distortions by
using the spoken remnant of places remembered as a
 catalyst for the formation of new landscapes.

Overlain by newly sifted topography, the sounding 
board hovers above a hardwood stratigraphy depicting 
the uppermost sediments underpinning the hills near Latham, OH.

Dimensions: 32” x 32” x 14”

Materials: spoken recollections on vinyl record, maple, mahogany, walnut, aluminum rods and feet, neodymium magnets (8 rings, 16 bars embedded in chamfered bezel), sand, 250W amp,
4 tactile transducers