Part of Salvatore Arancio’s exhibition An Arrangement of Materials Ejected at the Spacex is a sound piece (Everything Keeps Dissolving), using a tune from experimental electronic band Coil, originally created to represent what’s coyly refered to ‘a certain hallucinogenic chemical’.
Puffing hard on our Sherlock Holmes pipe we reckoned it had to be a tune from Coil’s 1991 album Love’s Secret Domain (abbreviated to LSD).
Here’s the video for Windowpane from the album, which may or may not be the tune used by Salvatore, but we liked Wikipedia story about shooting the video.
This is what the duo’s Peter Christopherson, said about John Balance’s performance “John discovered while he was performing that where he was standing was quicksand! In the video you can actually see him getting deeper and deeper.”
Pop along to the exhibition at Exeter’s Spacex gallery to find out if our guess is correct. The show, An Arrangement of Materials Ejected, runs utnil November 26.
(image: detail of Salvatore Arancio Active Spatter Cone Upon Rocks and Boulders, 2010 Courtesy: Courtesy of Federica Schiavo Gallery, Roma)