Check out this pro video, by Joseph Webb, that gives you a peek at some of what Claudia Meza has been up to instead of band practice these last few months! Water at The White Box Gallery presented as part of PICA’s TBA:12. Makin’ us proud.
“Water is a collection of hanging Califone cassette players that facilitate the exploration of the resonant and sculptural qualities of sounds and their sources. Meza focused her recordings on things that amplify water—ferries, rivers, oceans, waterfalls, water taps, water bowls—isolating their tones and textures on looping tapes. The installation is an instrument without instruction, by which the audience performs their own experience by pressing Play, Rewind, Fast Forward, and Stop. In this way, each cassette deck acts like an auditory “Berlin key” that holds the user responsible for opening and again locking the door before the key may be retrieved.”