Jane Benson and her captivating exhibition “Dodo Notes,” which took place in Seoul, South Korea

In a groundbreaking gesture Benson uses partial phrases, cut away between the syllables of the musical scale, to create minimal sound sculptures. Made using only the speaker wire that carries the sound, the sculptures create new dimensional planes and shapes that redefine the space. The length of the found phrase dictates the length of the side of the plane, and the syllables found at the beginning and end of each phrase are used in the creation of the sound. These found syllables/notes are subsequently performed on the cello by musician and composer Alex Waterman. The form and sound of these new sound sculptures capture the melancholic hope proposed by the phrases Benson cut away from the text and composed into prose.

Text and photograph from Gallery Shilla