“Chamber Ensemble” is a participatory sculptural sonic environment utilizing round ready-made latex balloons of various sizes. A giant balloon guides visitors to make sounds with typical toy balloons, to which it responds and reacts. Occasional interlopers send a helium balloon up a deadly tunnel that transforms into an immersive experience. All the while, a large illuminated translucent balloon provides abstract 3-dimensional commentary on the sounds and activities.
596 Broadway Suite 602 New York NY 10012
Phone: 212-431-1130 Subway: F/M/D/B Broadway/Lafayette, R to Prince, #6 to Bleecker
Installation open to the Public: Wednesday – Sunday noon – 5 pm
Meet the Artist: November 8th from 6-8pm.
Judy Dunaway is primarily known for her numerous works for latex balloons as sound producers, including sculptural sonic performances, sound installations, interactive pieces and acousmatic works. She has presented these works throughout North America and Europe at many important venues, festivals, museums and galleries including the Academy of Media Arts Cologne (Germany), Alternative Museum (NYC), Audio Art Festival 2016 (Krakow), Cafe Oto (London), Bang on a Can Festival (NYC), Everson Art Museum (Syracuse), Frau Musica Nova (Germany), the Guelph Jazz Festival (Canada), Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors (NYC), the New Museum of Contemporary Art (NYC), Performance Space 122 (NYC), Podewil (Berlin), Roulette (NYC), the Roy and Edna Disney Center (Los Angeles), Seltsame Musik Festival (Austria) and STEIM (Netherlands). Her awards/grants/residencies include Elektronmusikstudion Stockholm, New York State Music Fund, the Aaron Copland Fund Recording Grant, the American Composers Forum’s Composers Commissioning Fund, Zentrum fuer Kunst und Medientechnologie, Harvestworks and the National Endowment for the Arts performance fund. She has given academic presentations about her works at many colleges and universities, including Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera (Milan, Italy), Berlin Academy of the Arts, Concordia University (Montreal), Hochschule fuer Gestaltung, Karlsruhe (Germany), Juilliard School of Music, Musik Akademie Basel (Switzerland), Rennselaer Polytechnic, University of California at Santa Cruz, University of Gothenberg (Sweden) and University of Michigan. She has a Ph.D. from Stony Brook University and an M.A. from Wesleyan University (where she studied with Alvin Lucier). She has been teaching at Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston since 2005.
More of her work can be found here: http://www.judydunaway.com/