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Allard van Hoorn, 007_Urban_Songline

Storefront for Art and Architecture
97 Kenmare Street, 212-431-5795
Soho
January 17 - February 18, 2012
Reception: Tuesday, January 17, 7 - 9 PM
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The origin of Songlines [or Dreaming Tracks] can be traced to Australian indigenous systems for navigation and caretaking of land achieved by mapping space through the creation of music based on the topography of land. For 007_Urban_Songline, the artist creates a series of Dreaming Tracks utilizing the changing morphology of Storefront’s façade and the sounds that emerge from the urban sonic context of the gallery. The installation consists of an interwoven network of strings throughout the façade and the gallery space that transform the gallery into an interactive, responsive musical instrument. When a panel of the façade moves, the strings physically activate the totality of the façade and acoustically transform the space of the gallery making the different spatial transformations audible for visitors. Visitors become performers and are encouraged to manipulate the installation as they transcend the space by moving the panels of the façade and stretching and playing the fields of strings with their hands and bodies, thus constructing and transforming the acoustic and visual topography of Storefront.

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