I sink into the cushy mound of a beanbag chair and close my eyes as hypnotic, layered music takes me – where? An echo chamber deep in an Egyptian pyramid? A chaotic bazaar in Cairo? It’s cool and dark in the underground gallery of the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, yet the time between antiquity and the present seems to ripple like a haze of heat waves.
That’s the magic of Mariah Garnett: Dreamed This Gateway, one of this blazing summer’s more hallucinatory indoor experiences. The exhibition, which runs until August 28, features two operatic video installations and an audio recording. This makes it a sonic as well as a visual adventure.