. . . as if a forest
April 3 to May 9, 2009
Dmitry Strakovsky' s installation, ...as if a forest, will begin with a performance: the artist will read an IKEA-like ten step assembly set of instructions for generation of an aural experience of a forest. Each step is "performed" and sampled via custom multi-channel software. Remixed and looped, the sounds will play through speakers hung on vine-like chords throughout the exhibition space. Video of the performance will be added to complete the experience for the duration of the exhibition.
Strakovsky's installation will highlight the illusionistic nature of processes involved in "experience delivery", the fluidity of the audience members' perceptions and choices, and the simultaneous construction/deconstruction of the sound experience begun during the performance phase.
Dmitry Strakovsky has a BFA and MFA from the Art Institute of Chicago. He has shown extensively in the US, Japan, South Korea, China, Estonia, and at the New Forms Festival in Vancouver. He was nominated for the "Sony's Heart" Sony Europe Award in 2000, and received the Residency Award at the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music in 2004.