The work is a series of variations on metal bands. It is an architectural investigation, but also relates to the site’s everyday use as a showroom for technical instruments belonging to the Department of Physics and Technology at the University of Bergen. The work is thought as a doubling or overlapping of two kinds of space: the actual built space, and the imagined space as one might map it through the manipulation of sound. Several of the instruments that normally belong in the room are instruments for the manipulation of sound. In this case the work emulates spring reverb delays, used to create echo and delay effects in sound. Architecture may also be conceived or imagined space. The idea of overlapping or doubling is also enmeshed with the conception of space. Overlapping and doubling both create space – as does delay.
Øystein Aasan’s practice uses architecture, books, collage, sculpture and painting to address issues of memory, the function of images, and the place of the viewer.