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Sylvie Degiez & Wayne Lopes/Sound Installation/Switzerland/USA
The historic brownstone was a perfect showcase for the works of 17 artists***, however, upon reaching the 5th and final floor, a standout caught our eye--Sylvie Degiez's and Wayne Lopes' Sound Installation (see photo at left). A group of 6 CD units (5 in the main room and 1 in a bathroom) play piano tones in unison--each with the same type-written info taped to its top: A world where everything proceeds from the subdivision of a unit. Understanding vibration offers us the possibility of music and allow us to anticipate time sequences. Astronomers hear a Bb in the center of our galaxy. The axis of our planet wobble around F# its yearly cycle around the sun like a C#. Those tones are present like structural angles and ever changing music. If all the CDs being set on repeat play continuously for 1 year the mix will never repeat. Press 1 for track repeat, press twice for all tracks repeat, press for play or pause, press for stop.
Inspiring? We'd say! The exhibit runs Wednesday through Sunday throughMay 18th, don't miss this one!