Chelsea Gaddy, Art - Photography

Contact cgaddy@u.washington.edu

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.