Sunday, May 24, 2009

field recordings of icebergs melting

Seen (and heard) at the Agnes Etherington art gallery: Michael Campbell's field recordings of icebergs melting.

The installation showed the work off well. Small sculptures made from driftwood, rusted metal fastened together with small copper headed nails evenly placed in rows like running stitches were installed at eye level on an arrangement of poles and rails. The sound of a roaring ocean over and under.

I am interested in the objects built to withstand the ocean’s energy; such as barges, wharfs and flat bottom oyster boats. These structures carry a history of continual maintenance in an attempt to remain functional for as long as possible. Michael Campbell

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