39 bpm

39bpm (2010) was exhibited at the Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond, British Columbia. This group show’s curatorial direction questioned the notion of imagination and reality.

39bpm was a sound installation comprised of a rocking chair and running clothes dryer. The audience was invited to turn on the dryer and rock back and forth in the chair to listen to the subtlety of the installation.


The micro changes in the sounds/beats created by the rolling dryer drum and the rocking brought into question the aural imaginations of the mind. Fully experiencing this piece also emphasizes in the participant the absurdity of their actions in a traditional art gallery.

Due to the nature of the sound in this artwork it is recommended that headphones be used to listen to this recording.


Created with Emma Hendrix as the collaborative duo called Manufacturing Entertainment.