Drawing on her architectural research into resonant structures and whispering walls, Whisper Pitch by Robyn Backen makes reference to visual, structural and material elements within the environment and draws them into conversation with parabolic forms, of the kind found in churches, mosques and other places of worship and contemplation. Amid the ambient noise and bustle of public buildings, whispering walls offer the possibility for discretion and secrecy in the open. Backen’s gently performative installation invites public activation and is infused with the possibility for mass communication within a private act. Presented by Carriageworks and Performance Space.

Image: ©Robyn Backen, Exposure 2011
Rejmyre, Sweden installation performance (disused glass factory space, light, glass)
Photo: Shirin Adhami