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What's That Sound?

George Barber
1989
5 mins Colour Video

What's That Sound?

The work is a post modern experiment with the idea of listening carefully.

What's that Sound? is a piece started in 1989 but not finished until 2004. The piece is a re-working of the Airport 77 disaster movie. The Artist focuses on a scene where the occupants of a plane, stranded at the bottom of the sea, are listening desperately for any signs of rescue. Vincent Price and Jack Lemmon star. Slowly a link is made between the audience listening - and those on the plane listening. We struggle like them to hear and are drawn in. The extraneous sounds of life start to become part of the work.

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