Camille Norment's Dead Room
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Dead Room , 2000
The description of the art work said:
“The exterior, is covered with sound insulation cones …. These walls are precursors to the surreal hypnotic atmosphere of the interior as they themselves gently pulse in a bio-mechanical rhythm. …………..
Somewhere in between the aesthetics of a car interior and an insane asylum cell, and bearing a glowing sterility reminiscent of a coffin or hospital, the installation's interior is a bright white vinyl padded cell. For 3 minutes and 33 seconds at a time, eight large sub-woofers pulse a rhythm of bass frequencies that are too low for the human ear to actually hear …..
The space is silent, but the sound can be seen as the woofers throb their play cycles, felt as the sound waves move through the body creating a subtle intangible disturbance, and heard in the 'helium voice' disruption of the visitors' voices. Visitors experience a subtly, yet ever present re-perception of the body”
I bet they did.