Friday, August 27, 2010

Motion Studies [Prairie] Opening TODAY!

Come see Shawn Decker's latest piece at The Experimental Sound Studio Audible Gallery.
The opening reception will be tonight, August 27th 6:00 - 9:00 pm.

"This piece is a large-scale sound installation that investigates simple sounds combined with architectonics, landscape and unpredictable patternmaking. A field of thin rods, each with a small loudspeaker and motor, produces clicking sounds and slight quivers in computer-generated patterns. The effect is like the swaying movements encountered in windblown prairies with tall grass or in Midwestern wheat fields, all the more evocative because of the elegant minimalist finish of the installation’s sculptural-kinetic elements.

Curator Lou Mallozzi says of the installation: "the listener/viewer is immediately put into a state like that of observing a landscape, an elusive and uncanny state where one feels not outside the landscape, but truly a part of it even as it acts of its own accord and one feels one’s way through it. Simultaneously romantic and prosaic, 'Motion Studies (Prairie)' is both unashamed of its artifice and mesmerizing in its transportative effect." I hope you can join us for the opening reception."

This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.

Exhibition: Aug 27 - Sep 19

Gallery hours: Sat. and Sun 1-4, or by appointment

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