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David Haines and Joyce Hinterding, Telepathy

David Haines and Joyce Hinterding were commissioned by Performance Space to create Telepathy, and it extending on their ongoing work with pulling signals out of the air and energetic aesthetics. It consists of a large yellow triangular wedge structure inside that viewers enter and stay within to experience the all surrounding anechoic chamber environment.Video cameras and monitors add to the ‘visual telepathy’ associated with video performance, both psychological and technological transferences combined, as well as the mind control aesthetic of surveillance. Andrew Murphie writes in the catalogue essay “To experience Telepathy is to renew the experience of a different organization of thought, one found not only in dreams, but in a courageous rethinking of material structure itself as the basis for dreaming differently.” The bright yellow triangular structure references the entelechial telepathy of the golden ratio as well as the telepathy of monochromatic ganzfeld experience. As well as referencing visual ganzfeld as viewed from the outside of the structure, there is aural ganzfeld via the acoustic sensory deprivation of the anechoic chamber inside the structure. Perception is altered by the both the sensual materiality of light waves on the exterior as well as capture and muffling of sound waves on the interior.
 
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