Water World: Artist Talks at Alter Space
An immersive multi-media exhibition, Water World takes viewers on a journey through environments that posits ideas about our physical state of water and into our deep consciousness that reflect our relationships with this important natural resource.
Reenie Charrière discusses her work in 'Sirens' that feature sounds and dress-like tapestries and seaweed and barnacle-like extensions from plastic found in the Oakland estuary linking the mythological Sirens from Homer's Odyssey to the horrific ongoing accumulation of plastic in the oceans and waterways. Re*Colectivo talks about the personal and global implications in their 'El Odor del Agua' video installation which investigates access to clean water in our world through the eyes of women in rural Mexico. Shane Myrbeck & Emily Shisko present the concepts and technologies behind 'Surface Tension' a circular ambisonic loudspeaker array installation based on a central metaphor of the behavior of water when an object is dropped into it. Its narrative follows the impact (creation); the propagation (exploration and growth); the distortion (turmoil and conflict); and dissipation (peace, resolution); which ultimately has participants imagine concepts of life through immersive sound.
Alter Space (View)
1158 Howard St.
San Francisco, CA 94103