Breakwall

Interactive Sound Installation & Ensemble Performance
Concept, Direction & Interactive Design: Megan Young
Programming Support: Leo Selvaggio
Installation Support: Kix Nicole
Performance Development: Angela Luem & Caitlin Rafferty
Curation Support: Amy Wilson/DITA, Site:LAB
Project Support: ArtPrize Seed Grant

Exhibition History:
Ingenuity Cleveland
International Conference on Musical Gesture as Creative Interface (Porto, Portugal)
Risk: Empathy, Art and Social Practice Exhibition (GASP Fair, Fereshteh Toosi)
Site: Lab at ArtPrize 7
Dance in the Annex
Chicago Arts District
FIGMENT Chicago

 

(Performance for Dance in the Annex)

 

The Breakwall project includes several iterations of participatory, open sourced movement and ensemble sound art with the body as instrument. It is an intriguing sonic landscape and alternative performance venue.

When presented on a concert stage, performers follow an improvisational structure, responding to one another in a multi-sensory conversation. They are accompanied by the sound of their own actions, amplified and looped into a hypnotic wave-like sound score. When presented as a participatory installation, viewers play on the tactile sand and explore visual-aural relationships.

 

(Performance/Installation for Site:Lab / ArtPrize)

Featured Performers: Angela Luem, Trina Hines, Cassie Vander Well Hulderman, and Lauron Turnipseed
Video Documentation by Erin Wilson, Editing Megan Young