Auricle

2015

Portland stone, ear phones, MP3 player

Approx 14 x 14 x 5 "

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A piece of Portland Stone carved during a residency at Portland Sculpture & Quarry Trust.  Playing through a pair of earphones is an interview conducted with Hannah Sofaer who leads the trust.  In the interview, Hannah explains how songs and rhythm were used to cut stone accurately before machinery took over.  The shape carved in to the stone amplifies the sound from the earphone.  The other earphone is left out for the viewer to compare the sound from the two if they wish.

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