I made new sounds to accompany two of Rebekah Tolley’s animated image sequence projections of organic life forms. One of these sounds is part of a robotic piece. These are among her visual works on display at the Eli Marsh Gallery next week, Monday, March 4, 2013 at Amherst College.
At 4:30 on Thursday, March 7 Rebekah Tolley gives a lecture on her work at Pruyne Lecture Hall, 115 Fayerweather. A reception follows at the Eli Marsh Gallery.
Rebekah Tolley is a printmaker, digital media artist. Visiting Artist-In-Residence in the Department of Art and Art History at Amherst College where I am in residence, as a Copeland Fellow.
My sounds accompany two video installations. One is titled, “Molting.” This slowly changing, animated image sequence is projected a white handmade paper sculptural form on the gallery floor. “Tortua” is the title of the other installation. Its image sequence is projected onto a robotically inflated pneumatic sculpture. The images in both pieces come from ocean life forms, specifically a molting crab and a seashell. My sounds are recorded were made using analog synthesis, and digital post processing of the audio’s spectral content, to create slowly changing swells that ebb and return. We hear a single sound that hovering in a stationary place, that always changes internally, similar in character to the pace of changing shape and colors in the images.
This video shows “Tortua,” with robotics by Mike Tolley, followed by “Molting.” Mike and I will will talk a about our contributions at Rebekah’s lecture this Thursday, March 7 at 4:30 pm in Pruyne Lecture Hall and Eli Marsh Gallery, 115 & 105 Fayerweather Hall, Amherst College.