Stand Off

Audio Installation

4 channel loud speaker system

Images: © Tim Etchells

“Get back, get back, step away, get back, get back, move back, move back, step back, get back.”

In the audio installation Stand Off, Etchells works and reworks a short series of imperative phrases demanding retreat. Played on, and panned endlessly between, four identical speakers on stands, the confrontation between these inanimate objects is deadlocked, none of them moving despite the fluctuating urgency of the demand repeated endlessly in the text.

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