STEEL, CUSTOM ELECTRONIC SENSORY CIRCUIT, LIVE CHRYSALI
Seemingly weightless, transparent forms house insects undergoing metamorphosis in piping sounds of life and the occasional butterfly that float through and around us, throughout the gallery.
Butterfly Chrysalis are attached to sensors and their every literal movement of transformation from chrysalis stage to “birth” is recorded / monitored. As the butterflies emerge their “popping” and moving from one form of life to another changes a sound score that fills the space of the installation. As each one hatches a relative score begins to emerge from a computer software that generates tones for their very small but important movements. This piece speaks to issues of sudden birth, death, and the existence of life for a short period of time and how existence is recorded.