Monday, December 14, 2015

Agustin Lara
Art 451
December 11, 2015
Prof. Delappe
Sound Art

            This gallery was very interesting, especially since I volunteered to help set it up, and being able to see it from start to finish was an amazing process.  Not only that but prepping a wall, editing a video, but working on an installation makes you appreciate it more. When you walk in you’re greeted with a library of books that all refer to sound art, and a video of a performance from Clint Sleeper.  He’s using dirt to play instruments, which is an extreme way to play and treat these instruments.  As you keep moving along the sounds that you hear are completely different.  The aesthetic feel from each section was very different.  From instruments and amps to soft gentle “tings” coming from metal casted bowls.  The final piece in the gallery was by far my favorite.  It was a video being projection mapped onto scrim with I believe eight speakers to engulf you in an arrangement of astonishing sounds.  The video work is a recording of a salt marsh that is drying up and will no longer exist in a couple of years.  Seeing the interaction between people and the ecosystem and all organisms that live there is an interesting experience especially since it’s not going to be around for much longer.

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