John Morton & Jacqueline Shatz: Water Wall

WaterWall is a sonic sculpture of tuned metal bowls, plates, and sluices that are amplified and distributed to an array of speakers in the walkway. The acoustic sound, the kinetic movement of the water on the sculpture and the sonic events create a musical, spacial, sculptural, and theatrical link to the urban experience of water. The installation is part of THE NEW YORK ELECTRONIC ART FESTIVAL Wave(form)s – an Exhibition of Electronic Art on Governors Island.

John Morton & Jacqueline Shatz: Water Wall

Wave(form)s – an Exhibition of Electronic Art on Governors Island
May 27 through September 25
Fridays, 11am to 4:30pm
Saturdays and Sundays, 11am to 5pm
FREE

Location:
NEW YORK ELECTRONIC ART FESTIVAL Liggett Hall Walkway
Governor’s Island
Free ferry service from Manhattan and Brooklyn:
http://www.govisland.com/html/visit/directions.shtml

Water is crucial to human existence. As a resource, it flows purely from the depths and heights of our planet, and yet it is subject to the follies of humankind: wars, conflicts, pollution, waste, and reclamation. In the urban environment, water falls from the sky and we open the tap; little thought is given to the nature and critical management of water. WaterWall is a sonic sculpture of tuned metal bowls, plates, and sluices that are amplified and distributed to an array of speakers in the walkway. The acoustic sound, the kinetic movement of the water on the sculpture and the sonic events create a musical, spacial, sculptural, and theatrical link to the urban experience of water.

A composer and instrument builder, John Morton has presented his music throughout theUnited States. His outdoor installation Central Park Sound Tunnel was exhibited in Central Park during the summer of 2009, and received significant critical acclaim. John Morton and Jacqueline Shatz have collaborated on many music box-based sculptures and installations. Visual artist Jacqueline Shatz is a sculptor who often works with collage. Her work is included in numerous collections, and she has curated and organized many exhibitions.

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