Almost a year ago, David Abir installed a sculpture in the LA Mart’s basement that forever rattled my experience on Earth. And now, after some time has passed, he has constructed several more structures that have only gone on to further enhance the feeling I grasped onto when I initially saw them. Sadly, it’s pretty much impossible to photograph the pieces correctly, since part of their mystique is the low ambient light surrounding the room. And when the flash goes off on your camera, you’re basically voiding yourself the enjoyment of seeing the greatest magic trick performed correctly.
As you walk into the space where David’s sculptures are placed, you’re taken by the calming sounds of the music sifting into your ear canals. It phases in and out like a lone car passing your window at midnight – instantly dropping you into a steady meditation. Then you walk towards a beaming orb of light, which transforms into a 3D prismatic shape that follows you around the room like Mona Lisa’s eyes once you get within a certain distance of it. The closer you are, the louder the drone. The closer you are, the more you escape to some other planet.
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