I’m Not Trying to Change Anything, I’m Just Changing
Public Works Gallery, Chicago, IL
Saugatuck Center for the Arts, Saugatuck, MI
Round w Flat w Sound
From Cannon Ball Run III at Zeitgeist Gallery, Nashville, TN, July 5 – Feb 12, 2014, Curated by Lain York
Round w Flat w Sound is a kinetic sculpture that explores the discrepancies of digital representation and reality. By mirroring a static digital image with its in-the-round counterpart, we aim to subtly make aware the differences and similarities of these two very real matrices. On screen, the image never changes, but the digital interface begs for movement and audience interaction. Try to interact or wait for a change and you will be disappointed. The physical installation, on the other hand, is full of movement—the beach ball slowly deflates and the record spins and repeats, due to its imbedded sculptural qualities. The floating record player, precariously balanced, transmits sound to adjacent quilt through an FM signal and a hidden radio. In doing so, the installation engages curiosity in a similar fashion to the digital image, as sources are obscured and abstracted. Round w Flat w Sound is a quilt. Round w Flat w Sound is a house track. Round w Flat w Sound features a one of a kind sculptural record. Round w Flat w Sound deflates. Round w Flat w Sound is static. Round w Flat w Sound is documented with a limited edition publication called Round w Flat w Sound Collated. The publication features a screen-printed poster that incorporates elements of the installation and its creation as well as a flexi record of the original song heard in the work. (Exhibit photography, Alexine Rioux).