[ISEA95] Artist Statement: Ed Osborn — Last Call

Artist Statement

Based in part on the mythological story of Odysseus’ encounter with the Sirens, Last Call refers both to the promise of desire and the desire of promise. In it, a set of sails constructed from metal wire resonate with the movements of visitors, and this resonance is broadcast by speakers placed at a distance. When a visitor is near the sails, they can hear their image calling to them; as they move towards the speakers, the sound of their image fades away.

  • Ed Osborn (USA) is a sound artist who works in a variety of formats including installation, sculpture, video and performance. He has presented his work throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and South America. He is currently based in Oakland, California.