ENVIRONMENTS / INSTALLATIONS

PRECOGNITION

Precognition is a sonic sculpture that “randomly” draws its dialog  from a database of 1000 prerecorded words.  It offers a preliminary examination of the spectator’s presence and creates a unique sequence of words for them to interpret. Precognition provides a foreknowledge of an event. It comments on and explores the paranormal powers of dialog.

Precognition excerpt from IDIO Gallery, August 25-29, 2016.

ADVOCATUS DIABOLI

Advocatus Diaboli is a multi-media environment that exposes the ambiguity embedded in speech.

The installation space is transformed into a sonic sanctuary where visitors can spend considerable amounts of time decoding the messages delivered by 2 lil’ devils.

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Existin’ction

Existin’ction uses projection, sound, and sculptural objects to create a environment overtaken by mutant bees.

 

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AS IT IS

A sundial rotates on the floor displaying a series of descriptive words that can link together in infinite ways.  Computer generated voices recite ongoing sequences of the words through the Pyramid Speakers.  A large mirror is situated in front of the sundial to reflect. Computerized voices question our external and internal relationships.

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THE HONE

The Hone is a sculpture that uses boom sonics to comment on the reuse and customization of music materials for automobility.  The piece halts in the intersection of recorded music, technology, and mobile space.  It demonstrates how audio creates a space within in a space that can be updated and altered according to the desired effect.

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OBELISK

Obelisk is a site specific duration piece that explores the practice and form of levitation through sound, suspension, and concentration.

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BEYOND THE DIMENSIONAL SLOPE

Live recordings of flute, electronics, voice,  and the Clocktower bell from the upstairs gallery became an ongoing, changing component to the receiving space.   Pre-recorded tones and ambience that was collected on site plays through the helmets.

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 THE SHAFT

“The Shaft” is a sound piece recorded as part of a group on-site audio installation at the H and H Building in Baltimore, Maryland, as part of the 2010 Transmodern Festival. The piece demanded bass.  A PA system was installed at the bottom of a freight elevator shaft; the audience,who were moving around the various warehouse floors as they pleased, heard the composition from multiple perspectives and could observe the physical interaction between the audio and the acoustic properties of the space.  All instrument processing was done on analog equipment without the use of computers. The recording process explored the uses of acoustic properties and feedback towards musical ends.

THE HUMAN WISHING WELL

A chain around her waist with a spur on the end lifts and lowers with each twist of the body.   The spur sinks and raises in and out of the Metal Wishing Well.  Amplified treasures within the well are jostled by the chain and the spur. The motions form a clattering soundscape and her wish comes true! Carbon is joined with frequent collaborator Aki Onda during this AIR Issue Project Room, Brooklyn, NY