Arts centre 1990, Norway.
Walls, ceiling and floor were covered
with black egg cartons to deaden the acoustic of the room and also
make the room dark. The visitor was instructed to turn the side
of the sign on the door to occupied, enter the room, lock the door
behind him/her, go to the middle of the room and sit down, turn
off the light and listen.
The sounds were loops of different
length. The sound that were used came from a man training bodybuilding,
a laughing man, a frustrating singing man and a woman screaming
opera song. The sounds were used both clean and in different way
processed. The sound of the training man for example were played
back reverse and on half-speed which made him sound like a beast
in a cage walking to-and-fro.