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A tall thin aluminium column extends straight up in the patio of a former colonial temple in Mexico City. Quiet ambient sounds emanate from gaps on either side of it. Placing one's ear against it one can discem different sounds coming from different heights in the column: a dog barking, a discotheque, a jet flying over. Its soaring height suggests an infinite array of sounds, each one corresponding to a higher point in the structure's length; an aural version of Brancusi's lnfinite Column is evoked. All of the sounds of Medianoche were recorded at midnight, on different nights, in the nearby Plaza de la Constitucíon. In this piece, a temporal reference point, midnight, is repeated in time, as audio loops, and stacked in space. Thus, a series of ephemeral moments is transformed into a seemingly infinite physical structure.
Exhibited in Des promenades, Ex-Teresa Arte Alternativo, Mexico City, November 1997