Friday, February 4, 2011

Sequence of Waves

Hope y'all made it out to St. Cecilia's convent for Sequence of Waves!

It was an amazing experience, and an honor to participate in! 

Sequence of Waves was put on by "Rabid Hands Collective" and had 40+ artists who converted Brooklyn St. Cecilia's decommissioned convent into a giant sound, sculpture and multimedia installation. Utilizing virtually every inch of the space... Music performances both live and automated, mobile and interactive sculpture in side of every room, hallway, and even bathrooms. Even a chopped apart sea vessel, re-welded back together towering throughout 4 stories of stairwells, and a mini Baba-Yaga-esque house on the top floor acting as a whimsical penthouse that you walked through to encounter even more rooms like a giant cardboard egg/womb that you needed to crawl on you knees to enter... and that's just the tip of the story.

Here's some pictures and explanations:

"Metaphysical Communication Device"
The viewer could peer through a lens and scan symbols wheat pasted across three hallways in the abandoned convent. The Symbols were scripted by Andrew and passing artists from the installation during meditation sessions throughout the week leading up to the event.
The piece is activated by a theramin equipped with a trinket of metal voodoo from the building as the sensor for distortions in the lateral patterns of the device.
The electrical pulses were then fed wirelessly to a series of circuits in order to convert the patterns into stereo sound enveloping the viewer in an auditory experience relating directly to the input of the device. 

Cleanup after all the wheat paste!

The Baba-Yaga-esque house, all made from recycled materials, and Serra Victoria Bothwell Fel's eclectic trinkets from around the world made this a truly magical and enchanting space, complete with cellar, bedroom, kitchen? who knows, it was rad!

Ben Wolf's sculpture that was all parts from a beached ship that he chopped apart and re-welded into the four stories of stairwell, plus had a performance of dancers climbing all over up, down, around, inside and out of the beautiful wreckage!

These were just a few of the installations, check out the websites and all of everyone who participated!
One of the most amazing things about the show was the community of artists involved, everyone helped each other with all the projects, performances, install and cleanup. Thanks everyone, I love you all!

The participating artists were: Adriana Atema, Ranjit Bhatnagar, Alex Drewchin, Terence Caulkins, Skye Chamberlain, Nick Chatfield-Taylor, Ryan Chin, G. Lucas Crane, Jesse Cronan, Vanessa Cronan, Alex Drewchin, Jan Drojarski, Serra Victoria Bothwell Fels, Jessica Findley, Paul Gallasch, Lillian Gerson, Kendall Glover, Jesse Gold, George Graham, Doktor Greg, James Haddrill, Gaylen Hamilton, Maya Hayuk, Travis Iurato, Elijah Kast, Victoria Keddie, Jesse Kreuzer, Taylor Kuffner, Roberto Lange, Lopi LaRoe, Steven Ma, Lili Maya, Zelijko McMullen, Steven Milton, Rob Minervini, Caleb Mitchell, Ben Mortimer, Kelly Nicholson, Ryan O’Connor, Brian Osborne, Mike O’Toole, Brandon Perry, Zach Poff, Nandan Rao, Allen Riley, John Roach, James Rouvelle, Amanda Salane, Andrew Schrock, Isabella Scott, Tod Seelie, Ben Simon, Phillip Stearns, Martyna Szcz, Heidi Tullmann, Volatile Blossom, Emily Willis, Ben Wolf, Nick Yulman, Tyler Zwiep.

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