Byron Westbrook: Interval/Habitat
Memory can play as much of a role in experience of a moment as the elements that exist in that moment. An interval can be defined as a ratio between two points, numbers or musical notes. His Clocktower installation, Interval/Habitat, explores how dramatic perceptual events can linger in memory, creating separate mental "spaces between" that affect our interaction with physical space as well as with each other.
The work explores the idea of afterimage as both an aural and visual artifact. Just as an image burned into the retina slowly fades, a sound can also have psychological resonance in its absence. The work pursues an interest in the dynamic produced when sound and light are used as basic architectural materials to define a space.
The piece also experiments with degrees of awareness of the presence of others and tension produced by social uncertainty as well as the idea of the collective being a trigger for a phenomenological experience.