And I Will Always Forever... (1 hour) various incarnations, 2016-2017.
A seamlessly looped audio track of the chorus of Whitney Houston’s “And I Will Always Love You” makes the peaking emotional area persist for over an hour. Played in delay on a series of sports radios, the sound forms an ocean of feeling.
The song at the time of it’s release was over-played on commercial radio and in retail environments. For many, it has become void of meaning, noise as opposed to music. People who have experienced the installation describe either catharsis or extreme irritation. Often there was a gradual shift between the two reactions.
This work was hinged on the Zen precept of the failure of persistence in all feeling, whether it is welcome or not. To hold on to love at the same frequency, forever, is impossible.