Rec. Play. - new sound series at Eyebeam
I'm very excited to see the Rec. Play. sound series happening at Eyebeam. I wanted to write a bit more about it before our next Sound Research group meeting to provide some context.
I envision the series exploring the current space of sound art, both in the sense of its relationship to its environment as well as the larger role it plays in cultural practice. The first event, the Sound Summit organized by Jackson, is all about encounter over isolation, setting the stage by focusing on sound's inherent resistance to containment by its environment, a theme threaded throughout the series. Event #2 is a an evening series of performances curated by Eyebeam resident Daniel Neumann, exploring generative discoveries in sound. Event #3 is a co-commission with Turbulence.org and ISSUE Project Room, presenting a large scale installation by Eli Kessler in the Eyebeam Project Space.
For a future event, probably in September, I am working on a RFP for installation of a single sound piece to be housed for four consecutive days within Eyebeam's exhibition space. I imagine the work to be a genuine interface with the particular aspects of the spatial life of Eyebeam, engaging with the architectural specifics of the exhibition space, resonating a cohabiting with its housing.
For Oct 17 - 20 and Nov. 14 - 17, we don't have anything planned yet, I am looking forward to discussing these dates in particular with everyone on Tuesday.
Rec. Play. is a series of events at Eyebeam, held throughout the spring and fall of 2012, exploring current practice in sound art, particularly the relationship of creative sound work art to its environment.
Rec. Play. was developed as an initiative of the Eyebeam Sound Research Group, a platform for critical discussion and collaboration in sound art.