Two Chambers Divided By An Opening (2008) [ 2:54 excerpt ]
Rene Barge and Gustavo Matamoros. © 2008 Subtropics Editions.
Upon entering the gallery, visitors first encountered a wall displaying the following text: “… we don’t know each other, but we talk together and we understand each other perfectly. The difference between you and your government is much bigger than the difference between you and me. And the difference between me and my government is much bigger than the difference between me and you. And our governments are very much the same.” — Marjane Satrapi in an interview with Michelle Goldberg
Photo by Alesh, first published on Critical Miami blog
Rene’s was the larger space behind the entrance wall ( photographed above ). Mine was the smaller one to the left. The following description appears on the Dorsch Gallery website: “During their collaboration, Two Chambers Divided by an Opening, Matamoros had one space and Barge had another. In each space sixteen speaker chambers were divided by the opening of the space they occupied. The space sonically divided and sub-divided ad infinitum as the speakers propagated resonant frequencies, tuning into and out of the space.”
venue: Dorsch Gallery Exhibition, 151 NW 24 ST, Miami
dates: February 9 — March 2, 2008
article, issue 4