March 30 - April 10, 2009

Alan Berliner

AUDIOFILE consists of four metal file cabinets, each containing 27 individual drawers. Every drawer contains a portable cassette tape recorder fitted with a continuous loop recording of a unique sound element. The interactive sculpture is electrically designed so that when any drawer is opened, the tape recorder activates, producing sound. When the drawer is closed, the sound ceases. At rest, the work is silent; when engaged, any number of drawers, from 1 to 108, may generate sound simultaneously.