When you wear the cone mask you are subjected to a multitude of different sounds, you begin to actually use the sound of the cone interacting with the environment to further understand it. The most interesting sound to me is the when the hand cones are rubbed on the face cone, the felt rubs against the felt and it echoes around the cone. The is partly why in all the performances I make they there is lot's of cone rubbing as this act is based on my enjoyment of the sound. I notice Lucy do the same. This inspired my ideas about creating my own Foley using a small mic placed inside the cone and interacting with it.
One thing I'd noticed with the barn footage, is that the still far off shot creates this distance between the viewer and myself. The figure and forms I create are so alien one has no way to identify with the image. Now when I paired it with the sound I had created something rather interesting happened, we get this clash of a very distant visual and a very interment sound.
Although it feels unsettling I feel that in some ways the sound bridges this gap between the viewer and the image. At first glace the figure seems completely alien and unknown but when viewed for a longer period of time one begins to understand the creature and the experience a little more. the fact that my work appears both distant and far off in some ways yet intimate in others does not worry me, as I think this reflects how feel about our connection to our own animal bodies.