Here’s wishing I was in New York so I could attend the sound installation/performance of ‘Threshold Magic’ in Brooklyn.
The show was curated and organized by Tristan Shepherd – a beautiful talent in the sound world (and one to watch out for – at 24 he’s already performed/translated a Christian Marclay piece at the Whitney. I’m also fortunate enough to say that not only is he one of my aesthetic heroes, he’s also family). Shepherd invited 11 sound artists and musicians to respond to and activate the space of an abandoned convent. He sent some images and it looks like an incredible space. I’m definitely on board with the idea of an architecture of the immaterial. To me, non-tangible things, such as relationships, movement, or memory have more influence on how we experience space/place than anything else. And sound is the perfect medium to builds structures out these abstractions.
If any of you are reading this blog from New York, I can’t recommend this show enough. And if you go, please let us know what you thought. If I’m lucky enough to get a hold of some documentation I will be sure to share it with you here. For now, check out more examples of this space.