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untitled (bench) (2001) - Jeremy Boyle

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cast concrete bench, subwoofer, amplifier, CD player and recording

This piece consists of a concrete bench cast hollow, with its internal cavity serving as a sealed sub-woofer speaker enclosure. A recording of nearly sub-audible sound is played through this bench and is not experienced until someone is seated and feels the vibrations of the sound. The bench is designed to be typical of a public concrete bench, the only difference being its shape of a cube meant for one rather than rectangular for the possibility of multiple simultaneous users. This creates a situation where the user necessarily has a private experience with the piece, placing a shift in the function of the public bench and allowing for a private experience to take place within a public setting (without removing the person from their public position and function.)

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