Chelsea Leventhal

Torpor (Guest Room)

Video and sound composition
The tiny sounds and hypnotic movement of vertical blinds are transformed into a meditation on security, tedium, and restlessness in the domestic realm. The outside world leaks through only as light and sound. While the video material is the result of a spontaneous recording made in a suburban townhouse, the composition is based on recordings of ventilation systems collected in multiple locations throughout the years.