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Elana Herzog, W(e)ave, 2007, Collaboration with sound artist Michael Schumacher. Heirloom cotton Chenille bedspreads, staples in drywall constructions, 12 speakers, programmed sound. Gallery dimensions 12 x 31 x 31 feet


We(a)ve is a collaboration with sound artist Michael Schumacher. It incorporates three chenille bedspreads which have been fragmented and then “woven”, using metal staples, into walls that were designed for the installation. Stapled to the walls and then partially torn away, the patterned fabric evokes the eroded remnants of architectural motifs. Michael Schumacher distributes twelve speakers around the perimeter of the gallery, and programs both recorded and electronically generated sound so that it moves throughout the room, combining and recombining elements at continually shifting intervals. We(a)ve makes use of found sound and imagery, fragmenting and reorganizing them in within the architectural space of the installation.

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