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Tuning Intervals


Julia Deng, Kun Li


Dec, 2022

Dec, 2022


Teresa Cos


Special thanks to Jimmy Loizeau, Dominic Robson

This project incorporates my reflection upon growing up playing string instruments while being born in an only-child and single-mother family, and the connection between these two facts. For most of the time there would be only my mom and myself inside the same domestic space, which leads to a strong bilateral relationship and lots of conflicting moments. I remember she especially disliked my voice of talking when I get a rising tone once losing control of emotion. Also I would be the one who stood on a table to change the light bulb as soon as I could.


Here I mapped different types of conversation with musical intervals and physical distances, and built a non-site-specific string instrument with the use of household elements(electricity wires, lamps) while different human movements and lighting will cause varied effects on them. The installation is activated by a duo performance during the exhibition.

Photography by Shiting Yang, Yangcheng Guo, Yiyang Dan, Zhixin Tang, Julia Deng

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