A custom designed and built music box which reads a sentence in braille and converts it into music. The spacing of the letters (or musical intervals) were arranged by Peter, a visually impaired person who composed the score spatially with his finger prints.
For Danae Valenza love is nothing if not a sensual experience, redolent of things like music and touch. In this instance she has appropriated the tactile Braille script, evoking a space where language gives way to sensation and feeling. The text she has chosen is a poetic yet anonymous phrase, which states, “It's just a matter of deciding where to begin”. In Braille form this phrase becomes the scroll of an old-fashioned music box, so what we hear are notes (the sounds of love) and not the words.
Text: Damian Smith