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Untitled belongs to a series of sound projects by Donnelly. This work features the sound of a bell chiming twelve times but the frequency of the ringing is random; it sounds once in every hour but not necessarily on an hourly schedule. The artist isolates the sound of chimes, usually signifiers of the passage of time, and presents them as a ready-made audio piece. The original source for this piece, as for all of Donnelly’s sound works, remains unrevealed, but the chimes uncannily recall those of Big Ben.

December 2006