Proxy; A State of Apparent Death- mix media, 2013

 

This was an experience offered  to anyone wanting reenact moments of regret with a five-foot opossum in a state of apparent death. People could either go alone or with someone into this shrouded octagonal structure to speak into the ear of the opossum. The small mic fitted into the possum’s ear fed into a program that delayed the sound by five minutes.  It was then played through speakers away from the possum, near the entrance of the gallery.  An audience entering the gallery was only able to see the shadow and to hear the delayed voice.  The audience assumed the voice belonged to the shadow but it was more likely that the voice belonged to someone standing right next to them.

 

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