Lindsey French’s Displaced Forest is an audio installation which relocates audio samples generated from trees in a Michigan forest to an indoor location in Chicago. The site sampled is located within an oak-hickory forest in Saugatuck, Michigan. The audio is delivered through a construction of 2 x 4 lumber. Its form recalls balloon frame construction, a building technique developed in the 1830s and instrumental in Chicago’s rapid growth as a city and a global lumber distributor. Forests in Wisconsin and Michigan embody the ecological traces of this material history; in Displaced Forest, the present voice of one particular forest site is rendered audible.
The ‘during’, on July 11th, will include performances within the Displaced Forest, by kg price and Alex Halbert.
Lindsey French: http://www.lindseyfrench.com
Lindsey French is an artist and educator based in Chicago. She received her Master of Fine Arts in Art and Technology Studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2013. She is a recipient of a Propeller Fund in Chicago as a collaborator with The Plug-In Studio, and was a nominee of the 2013 Clare Rosen & Samuel Edes Foundation Prize for Emerging Artists. She has presented her work at the Chicago Cultural Center, and has exhibited at the International Symposium of Electronic Arts n Albuquerque, New Mexico, theLeRoy Neiman Center in Chicago, Illinois, and the Ox-Bow School of Art in Saugatuck, Michigan. She currently teaches between the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts. Her work explores technological mediation in the search for new forms of communication with the natural world.
kg price: http://soundcloud.com/kg-price
KG Price does not beg, does not borrow, he steals. Musicology, the project at hand, is thievery, pure and simple. Collecting vinyl, he turns other peoples, typically copy-written, work into his own. Sometimes it is an unaccompanied vocal piece by Luciano Berio or drum solo by Frank Rosaly other times, it is no more than a training record for Morse code that had a red-hot screwdriver jammed through it to give it an elliptical spin as opposed to circular, thus warping the sine tones into a beautiful line of glissandi lieder. All of these together create a simultaneity representing SATB, or the string quartet or a simple band of vocals, ‘’guitar’’, bass and drums. Classical in form, modern in content, the end result is a summation of and response to our documentation of sound.
Alex Halbert: http://vimeo.com/alexhalbert
Alex Halbert is a visual artist working in the medium of the moving image. He works with adapted technologies to explore motion both within and without the frame. For Displaced Forest, Alex will be presenting new material using a setup including a spinning projector and spinning camera.