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"The Love Beyond The Chair"

2010

Andrew Carson

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The Love Beyond The Chair//
Three piece installation


We Were Talking I
Video Projection // 15min loop


We Were Talking II
Audio Piece // 10min loop


We Were Talking III
Video Projection // 6min loop

 

"We were talking- about the space between us all
And the people- who hide themselves
behind a wall of illusion" (1)

Finding parallels between 60's communal subcultures and incorporating music from the era, the work appropriates lyrics and sound from "Within You, Without You", by The Beatles and locates a new relevance for it in our age of digital communication. Through video and sound installations, the failures of digital environments to provide adequate platforms of communication are critiqued.

"We were talking- about the love that's gone so cold
And the people- who gain the world and lose their soul-
They don't know- they can't see- are you one of them?" (2)

Seeking to understand how we navigate text-based forms of contact, the work addresses the removal of human exchange intrinsic to these forms of communication. Questioning the effects this has on interpersonal relations, it reveals the increased distancing and loss that occurs as a result.

(1),(2), HARRISON, George, "Within You, Without You", 1967