Original sound design, foamcore, foil tape, LED light, beeswax, bubble wrap
Mars creates an analogue for the Martian landscape via the inaccurate and imprecise methods of modeling, satellite imagery, and hand-built sculpture. Through sound the work interrogates four tenets of the human condition: loss, discovery, intimacy and fear. Mars juxtaposes the plight of human suffering on Earth against the absurdity of future space exploration, current environmental challenges against the realities of the barren Martian landscape, and ultimately desire and fantasy against scientific truth.
2018 Fountain Street Gallery, Boston, MA
Isabel Beavers’s work demands attention...the eerie loop of a distorted telephone conversation plays loud in an otherwise quiet gallery. "