“Anxious Spaces: Installation as Catalyst” Exhibition

Knockdown Center

poster for “Anxious Spaces: Installation as Catalyst” Exhibition

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Clocktower presents the second annual group exhibition Anxious Spaces: Installation as Catalyst, featuring a collection of artists whose work incorporates dynamic and time-based elements, ranging from robotic interactivity to performance events to social intervention. Knockdown Center’s vast expanses and mysterious sub-chambers create a dream environment for site-specific and installation art. Taken together, the architecture and the artworks transform the space into a surreal bazaar of curiosities for the adventurous.

Will Ryman presents Cadillac, a life-sized, 1958 Eldorado Biarritz convertible fabricated entirely out of resin and Bounty paper towels. Molly Lowe installs Growth, a sound/video piece and “garden” environment where the miraculous minutiae of plant life becomes alien and sinister. Lucas Abela‘s installation is made from medical intravenous drip equipment forested together and wired to audio gear to generate overlapping complex surround polyrhythms, turning into an instrument/drum machine orchestra to be performed en mass by attendees. Tim Bruniges presents Normalize (the pull of the earth) in collaboration with SIGNAL, a site-responsive sound installation engaging material tension and acoustic resonance within the architecture of Knockdown Center. Aurora Halal takes over a subterranean annex where a floating video is projected onto transparent screens, cloaking the mysterious cave in holographic effects. Prince Rama present Fountain of Youth 11:11, a water installation in the backyard’s roofless ruin. Audra Wolowiec‘s Concrete Sound is a modular series of cast concrete forms based on the geometric shapes of sound foam used in recording studios and anechoic chambers, installed as a wall relief.

The opening event on July 5 (5-10pm) features a special set by Aurora Halal in “The Ruin”, Lucas Abela playing glass with his face, and Prince Rama activating their zen waterpark in the outdoor patio. The evening with culminate in a 24-person improvisation with Abela’s IV drip drum machines.



from July 05, 2015 to July 26, 2015

Opening Reception on 2015-07-05 from 17:00 to 22:00

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