Friday, January 15, 2010

Overheard Cell Phone Conversations = Raw Material for Art Project


Inspired by overheard snippets of cell phone conversations that most people
would ignore, Wendy Richmond and collaborator Michael Chladil have taken
background noise and turned it into interactive artwork.
I am definitely going to check this out...and will report back with my thoughts.
Did you go see the exhibit? Thoughts on the show? leave comments here.
More info from the Calit2 announcement below.

"Overheard" opens Jan. 15, 2010 and runs through March 12, 2010 at the gallery@calit2. The installation consists of multiple displays of textual graphics, based on overheard New York City cell phone conversations ranging in subject matter from the poetic to the banal. The audio, made up of recordings of conversations spoken by actors, is triggered as the audience moves through the gallery space. In addition, two interactive rope&pulley systems allow visitors to interface with the displayed graphics, changing their shape and size. The visual elements of the fragmented conversations continue onto the gallery display walls on the first floor of Atkinson Hall. The artists hope that the installation will provide viewers an opportunity to reframe the barrage of private and public expression that they navigate in their everyday lives.
Friday, January 15, 2010

Panel Discussion: Ramesh Rao, Ricardo Dominguez, Benjamin Bratton, Wendy Richmond and Michael Chladil6pm-7pm Calit2

Theater Opening Reception:
Hours 11am-5pm Monday-FridayJanuary 18-March 12, 2010
Free Admission
* gallery will be closed January 18 in observance of Martin Luther King Day

Atkinson Hall
9500 Gilman DriveLa Jolla, CA 92093

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