39bpm is a sound installation comprised of a rocking chair and running clothes dryer. The audience is invited to turn on the dryer and rock back and forth in the chair while listening to the subtlety of the installation.
Micro changes in the sounds/beats created by the rolling dryer drum and the rocking bring into question the aural imaginations of the mind. Fully experiencing this piece emphasizes the absurdity of the participant’s actions in a traditional art gallery.
It is recommended that headphones be used to listen to this recording due to the nature of the sound in this artwork.
39bpm was exhibited at the Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond, British Columbia. This group show’s curatorial direction questioned the notion of imagination and reality.