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ASCII 8

Provisional title: Cryptotropicalia

An outdoor exhibition of prepared wind chimes.

GAG (Garden Apartment Gallery)
3528 W. Fulton Blvd., Chicago
Opening: Saturday, October 26, 6:00–10:00 p.m.
Closing: Sunday, November 24, 5:00–9:00 p.m.


I first heard John Cage's Sonatas and Interludes for Prepared Piano from an old record in my college library. I was a bit disappointed to learn later that Cage was solving a particular problem with this technique in the late 1930's: to achieve percussive music with only a piano available at the music hall where he was commissioned to play, and to expand that instrument's repetoire of sounds. I had thought that the purpose was to embrace anarchy and chaos, and to torment the performer with a disconnection between the sounds professionally anticipated and the sounds produced—a therapy induced by frustration and helplessness. I prefer to rest upon my own misinterpretation.


The GAG installment of ASCII will be an outdoor collection of prepared wind chimes. The chimes may be audible or inaudible—whichever is deemed most appropriate.

Participating:
Sarah Beth Woods
Eden Ünlüata
Will Soderberg
Christopher Smith
Mindy Rose Schwartz
Catie Olson
George John Larson
Andrea Jablonski
Betty Heredia
Chris Hefner
Jeffrey Graul
Kyle Davison + Vesna Jovanovic
Meg Duguid
Stephanie Burke
EC Brown


For the closing of ASCII 8, I have propose that each wind chime be shown in a state of extreme age acceleration.

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