Arts and Culture: Restructuring the axis – Temporal and spatial investigations: Three Perspectives

What can you do with an old abandoned power station? A lot, but let’s just look at the top notch art program under the direction of Candace Goodrich. Beginning its second year, it’s been able to give artists from all over the world the space they needed to realise large scale works. This time we have the pleasure of experiencing David Augusto Rios Alomia (NO), Takahiro Ueda (JP) and Kovács /O’Doherty (HU/IE).

Welcome to Restructuring the axis – Temporal and spatial investigations: Three Perspectives, where installation, objects and live sound performance intersect and playfully use time and space as metaphors for how we deal with systemic failure, transformation and evolution, and our individual life standards and pacing. Through layering, rhythm, pattern and repetition, experimenting with natural frequencies and imperceptibility, these 4 artists redefine and challenge our understanding of the linear and the axis.

Increments – a durational installation by Kovács/O’Doherty – has a precise, delicate structure. Over the course of five hours, in a series of repeating actions, two performers record and play back sound on two drums. The performers switch between adding sound and listening, alternately active and contemplative. Over time, layered recordings are formed of both the drums and their acoustic reflections in the room.

The piece invites attendees to experience a transition from sparse, clear sounds into a dense soundfield of rhythm and feedback tones, and to immerse themselves in enveloping sound. The piece develops constantly over the course of five hours, and attendees are welcome to come and go as they please – or to stay and sink in to the experience.

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Opening: Friday 1 April from 6.oo

Increments Kovács /O’Doherty: Sat/Sun 2/3 April  1.00-6.00

Exhibiton: 1-24 April

at KKW

Sponsored by: Norwegian Embassy, Art Council Norway, Zacher Component, ASW

Artist, curator and writer: maeshelle west-davies gleans her varied life experiences to expose a personal perspective through a multitude of mediums.

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