Audio from the sculpture
The title is a reference to the spiritual “Down by the Riverside”.
Formally, this piece continues my exploration into the ways that sound can change our perception of everyday objects. Here I am using common plastic vessels (aka trash cans and buckets). The objects are being resonated by voices that are speaking a very simple phonemic language. This language uses the root sounds found in most languages, in an effort to find a universal tongue. These plastic bucket passengers are not at all out of place on the other vessel, which is the raft. The raft is constructed from the word ALL, and acts as the poetic transport for these objects as they travel the dimensions researching and acquiring new sounds in hopes of finding a language that speaks for us all. Thank you.
I Ain’t Gonna Study Hate No More ( A Raft for All mix)
6’ x 4’ x 5’
Wood, amplifiers, transducers, recordless album covers, plastic vessels, humpty dumpty, bamboo, shower curtain.