Mute

2016

speakers, plinth, "Waltzing Matilda" and "Tian Mi Mi" audio track.

 

Mute is a work that exemplifies my experience of my Chinese and Australian culture coming together. One speaker plays the iconic Waltzing Matilda, while the other plays Tian Mi Mi, a Chinese pop song my mother played often in my childhood. The speakers are placed in tension with each other, each imposing their sounds on the other - thus muffling both sonic outputs.