[Microsound-announce] Vacant Space

Richard Whitelaw richard at sonicartsnetwork.org
Thu Nov 16 11:07:24 EST 2006

Vacant Space
A new sound and image installation by Janek Schaefer
Does a tree falling in a forest make a sound if no one is there to hear it?
Have you ever wondered what happens when you are not there?
Sound artist and Guinness Book of Records record-holder Janek Schaefer¹s new
audio-visual installation, Vacant Space, invites you to experience the world
in one small room. 
Let this beautiful, seductive and immersive work lead you through the
infinite vistas of the private lives of sounds and buildings. Layers of
amplified location recordings are revealed that weave together to endlessly
create new places. Vivid architectural images respond to this random
soundtrack and the movement of people in the gallery space.
This stunning environment will guide you on a constantly shifting tour of
hundreds of merging panoramic perspectives and hours of captivating field
recordings collected at locations all over the globe by award winning sound
recording artist Chris Watson.

Experience it at South Hill Park Gallery.
25 November until 21 January 2007
South Hill Park


Launch Event:

The opening reception of Vacant Space will take place at South Hill Park
Bracknell Gallery on Friday 24 November from 18:00-20:30. A live performance
by art band Zedd5 will start at 19:00. All Welcome!

For directions to the gallery see www.southhillpark.org
Praise for Janek Schaefer
"Where you'd thought that Fluxus and everything that came after it had
turned almost every stone, this man keeps coming up with concepts that are
so simple they excite you." Uzine, Belgium
"Ambitious, revealing, and terribly, abstractly impressive."
Other Music shop, NYC
Commissioned by Sonic Arts Network, Vacant Space was developed in
collaboration with Chris Watson and David Tinapple.

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