Proximity Wash, 2012
Lochhead’s installation highlighted the process of waiting in transit as an essential step before for the eventual travel. The project is an audio installation that consists of a sound transmission that will be transmitted to those waiting in their cars for the ferry. This transmission from opposing docks will precede the listener’s physical arrival at the shore.
In this piece, the Wolfe Island ferry, the lake and the shorelines start to act as kind of instruments, or at least volume faders, playing with one another and talking to one another through radio transmission and creating an experience of proximity through sound.
Neven Lochhead (b. 1991) is an artist from Kingston, Ontario who works in video, sound, and performance. He attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine in 2015, and the Artist Research Laboratory in Como, Italy in 2014. He is currently the Director of Programming at SAW Video Media Art Centre in Ottawa.
For more information on the artist visit: https://vimeo.com/nevenlochhead1