reSiting, The Catacombs of Yucatan
Falkirk Cultural Center
The installation of 4 pendulum instruments, 4 monochrome videos, and a 3-cluster of color video monitors.
The instruments consist of 2 tuned pendulings, a tuned pendulyre, and a linglyre. The pendulums for each is
driven by 4 speaker-pumps carrying subaudio frequencies. Each monochrome monitor is paired with an
instrument and carries the stories of 9 people recounting life and work at an isolated limestone cave and
dance hall called "The Catacombs of Yucatan" in the 1930s. The videos are intermittent, fade to white
(also acting as a light source) and contrast the pitched and unpitched clatter of the instruments. The cluster
of color videos consists of a 27-inch monitor on the bottom and two 13-inch monitors on top which
are turned on axis and simultaneously broadcast the same "percussive video".
See video of installation
Dan Senn Site