Iain Mott - Close
  Year :   2001
  Location :   Australia
  Worktype :   Binaural sound and video installation
  Materials:   -
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2002



 
  Work Details  
  Close is a multi-screen video projection installation that blurs the separation between viewer and subject by means of 3-dimensional sound. The viewer wears headphones and hears sound from the perspective of the subject - an effect achieved through binaural recording methods. Close portrays a haircut as a kind of death. The hairdresser, in a gradual erasure of the subjects features, removes hair and eyebrows with scissors and razors. The viewer inhabits the body of the subject as if watching his or her own disappearance. The shared ritualistic experience explores territories of death and loss.