Unlacquered Brass, Aluminum, Bronze | 2017
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Built as a singular module to showcase the intent of a larger, interactive sculptural dome structure, this piece stands on it's on. The form was based on the recognizable form of gramophones, listening horns, megaphones ... most things that project sound! The pieces of brass are riveted together and the bronze nodes were custom-designed and investment cast from a 3D Print. For more about the project, see my artist's statement below.
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Verbal, non-verbal, tweets, texts, emails, reviews, news, television and countless other modes of communication are an hourly occurrence, if not more frequent. The degree of input and output of information is hard to keep up with and fully digest, but we are constantly and continually sending and receiving messages of all varieties. Richard Sennet, a sociologist gets at something that resonates quite strongly when he says in, Together, “we have greater conduits between people thanks to modern forms of communication, but less understanding of how to communicate well.”
Initially conceived during the 2016 presidential election period, the way we communicate, the delivery and the message, the interpretations, assumptions and filtrations of messages came into heightened and enlivened perspective. Of interest in the midst of this are the modes of communication we employ and whether we are more interested in hearing or being heard. Do we see and utilize the methods of communication as gramophones (listening) or as megaphones (talking), as both? What do we hear and what do we say? How do these actions have effect on us and how do our actions enact effect on others, be we on the ‘inside’ or the ‘outside’ of the dialogue’s threshold or the contextual bubbles we each find ourselves in.