Sampler

(2019)

With Marla Hlady

Part of the works produced during the Glenfiddich Residency.

A series of objects and materials that relate to our time at the distillery, all with a playful touch and some, with an aural bent. Sample bottles, flask, copper, anthracite, earplugs, and more, all behaving oddly. They are assembled in ways that bend their usual role. Some are solo, others are paired. Most are inert, one spins, another sounds. They are absurdist tests. They cannot be proven or disproven. They teeter, they unfold, they puzzle.
 
Sampler (Single Blend)
Sampler (Ear Pressure)
Sampler (Tilt Level)
Sampler (Spring River)
Sampler (Pulse Coal)
Sampler (Up Down)
Sampler (Circle Coal)
Sampler (Hole Speaker)
Sampler (Double Plug)
Sampler (Ask Flask)

Please note: these are in-studio shots of almost-finished versions; they will be exhibited for the first time in early 2020.



Sampler (Single Blend): A single malt from the Highlands and one from the Lowlands slowly blending into each other.



Sampler (Ear Pressure): Pressed earplugs controlled by a volume dial.



Sampler (Tilt Level): Two sample bottles joined, each contain water from a different (but connected) Loch.



Sampler (Spring River): One bottle with water from Robbie Dhu Spring, the other from the River Fiddich, joined by a 1/4” audio cable.



Sampler (Pulse Coal): One single piece of anthracite with a pulsating LED inserted into it.



Sampler (Up Down): A bottled filled with anthracite and single malt on top, underneath, an empty upside down bottle, one slowly rotates clockwise, the other counterclockwise.


Sampler (Circle Coal): A copper circle interrupted by anthracite.



Sampler (Hole Speaker): Two speakers face each other and speak through the holes at their centre.


Sampler (Double Plug): A length of copper bookended by earplugs.


Sampler (Ask Flask): A flask with a speaker that asks questions.