Twelve Intervals, 2016
plywood, metal fixings and acrylic paint
1,950 x 700 x 7,200 mm
Twelve Intervals explores an interactive threshold – how bodies transition from one point to another. In between, there is motion, physical engagement and a playfulness of colours and light. The work is a series of twelve wooden doors with geometric incisions and colour surface treatments, fixed to a light steel frame. Each door opens via a pivot hinge that allows fluidity around the direction of its rotation. In its default state, the audience can see all the way through the twelve doors to a vista, referencing French artist Marcel Duchamp’s Étant donnés, a tableau only visible through a pair of peep holes – a gesture that generates curiosity. Viewers reconfigure the work as they move through and doors are opened and closed. The title of the work refers to the equal spacing between each door, which, like twelve intervals on an equal-tempered instrument, are waiting to be played.
– Shannon Novak and Raimana Jones