Friday, January 21, 2011

Words About Sounds During Set-Up

This week, the folks at TAM have been receiving, uncrating, and installing the upcoming exhibition, "What's New, Pussycat." The show opens Saturday, January 22, 2011.

Audible, Tuesday midday:

*The whizz whirl of a cordless power drill, uncrating;

*The swish slurp of a paint roller, whitening temporary walls;

*The clang clatter of a metal tool, falling to hard floor;

*The scrape and drag and hop of a ladder, sliding and jumping rightward;

*The sloop riptt of tape being sliced open;

*The pafft of a cardboard box flopping to the floor;

*The kabash of a wooden crate being set down;

*The "I'll hold and you hammer,";

*The "That's how it's done";

*The hee-saw, hee-saw sanding of a small rectangle on the floor;

*The rrrr of a hydraulic lift of a delivery truck ramp;

*The zzzt of the same on a forklift;

*The clomp clomp of a power-walking museum staffer;

*The audible - sigh - of a museum boss;

*The pop! of a lone bubble wrap;

*The silence of 3,000 pounds of sand.