Clearstory

Clearstory_withCD

Clearstory is part of a larger series of digital print objects with embedded audio playback mechanisms containing ambient compositions made with sounds recorded in the depicted space.

This piece portrays the clearstory high above Sculpture Center’s main exhibition space which is not accessible to the public.  The sonic portion is composed of subtle environmental sounds “natural” to Sculpture Center’s large exhibition space such as room tone, distant echoing voices, and traffic passing over the nearby 59th St. Bridge combined with a live improvised performance wherein the artist recorded himself manipulating the steel structural elements that are prominent in the space with his body.  Attention was paid to convey in sound the stark contrasts between heavy materials like concrete and steel with the light airy qualities of this bright glass-enclosed space.