SETH CLUETT L'immensitE Intime
The idea of L'immensité Intime, as articulated by Gaston Bachelard in The Poetics of Space, describes a raising to consciousness of the expanded interior dimensions of oneself across diverse typologies of space. The sounds you are listening to are the result of a direct, unedited, and unprocessed recording of the eight radiators in my former apartment in Troy, NY.

The independent sounds of each radiator were captured with microphones placed very closely; the radiators themselves were distributed over two floors of the apartment building. The sound was recorded over the span of a single hour in the evening and mixed directly to stereo, presenting to the ear an improbable auditory image of the structure of the building. The result is at once a collapsing of space and an expansion of spatial awareness through the presentation of multiple points-of-audition at the same time.

Seth Cluett (b. 1976, Troy, NY) is an artist, performer, and composer whose work ranges from photography and drawing to video, sound installation, concert music, and critical writing. Engaging the boundary between the auditory and other senses, his work is marked by a detailed attention to perception and to sound's role in the creation of a sense of place and the experience of time. The apparent tranquility of Cluett's work - at once gentle and un-nerving - is concerned with the rapidly shifting sensory landscape of technological development and urbanization.

photo briony mcintire