Russell Burden | Installation, Sound & Photography
The container is as important as the contained...
Russell Burden's installation for the finale of the International Lighthouse Relay interrogates the notion of boundaries in the context of the container and the contained. Here the container represents the boundary of a body of water. In a wider context this work can be seen as social commentary; we are all subject to frameworks and their inherent limitations. The rhythms are timed to the flash sequence of the Folkestone light signal and the audio track has been created from sound samples gathered from within the lighthouse, and it is elements of these frequencies which generate the forces acting on the contained body of Folkestone seawater. The sound is creating the cymatic movement. These waveforms in effect mirror the patterns created further out on the surface of The Channel and for the artist, represent the frameworks acting on society that make people fall into invisible patterns