Chelsea Gaddy, Art - Photography
Pioneer Square: interpreted through sound
The final project for the installation class, Art 343 with (taught by artist Susan Robb), is to make site-specific work in Pioneer Square. What I have been working on is formulating a new interpretation of Pioneer Square through sound. I have been using a DAT recorder to record ambiance and portions of conversations, which I will then import to my computer and manipulate. The manipulations will reflect a fragmented and alinear experience of the urban environment, focusing on the struggle between arranging and dissolving narrative of surroundings. The installation will be set up in a grassy field near the Tashiro Kaplan building (probably the only grassy field left in the area), and the sounds will be broadcast outdoors through different speakers. Susan Robb has arranged an opening in the community room of the Tashiro Kaplan building, in which not only will the piece will be documented, but there will be a map describing how to get to the site to experience the piece in person.