Adam Basanta’s Curtain, An Installation Made of 240 Pairs of Ear Buds

Adam Basanta’s new work explores a microsonic network imagined as a sonic refugee:
“The ubiquitous white earbud headphone creates an interior sonic environment into which one can retreat from the external world. Within this personalized sonic bubble, the headphones function as a visual “do not disturb” sign.

Curtain (white) plays on this notion by creating a 3m long “curtain” which sections the gallery space visually and sonically. 

Patterns of white noise – a sound which masks surrounding sounds, often used in “sleep machines” – sweep across the curtain. Despite the synthetic production techniques, the sound mass evokes organic memories of waves, wind, rain, and insects.”

Adam Basanta