Join us for this special event to hear from sound artist and audio curator Ben Coleman who will discuss the selection process and audio tracks included on the album, «Medium: Paranormal Field Recordings and Compositions, 1901-2017.» The album was produced by the Zuckerman Museum of Art in conjunction with the current exhibition «Medium,» on view through December 3, 2017.
The pressed vinyl record, produced as an audio counterpart to the exhibition, features documentary recordings, original compositions from contemporary musicians/sonic artists, and the works of clairaudient 'musical mediums.’
The artists contributing unique new works include:
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These artists are presented alongside the work of clairaudient 'musical mediums,' and previously unreleased documentary audio, including clips from the famous Enfield Poltergeist case. The album will be available for purchase throughout the evening.
Stephanie Dowda, represented by Whitespace, is featured in the exhibition as well as on the album cover. Dowda describes her photographs as a “gaze into darkness,” noting:
«Loss of life, loss of time, and the ever-pervasive desire to connect with the beyond are central to my process… The marks are struggles, realizations, and physical traces of the power of loss in our lives.»
About the Exhibition:
«Medium» considers how intangible vestiges of the past haunt our contemporary world. Ghosts, often portrayed in literature and films as restless spirits with an agenda, communicate through sensitive souls and individuals who purport to speak to the dead—mediums. This exhibition is advanced as a kind of séance with the artists and archival material serving as bridges to an uneasy past, mystical force or liminal space. Occasionally requiring a leap of faith, the emphasis is on exploration of the unknown and the power of the mind.
About the Artists:
Ben Coleman is a musician, composer, sound designer, artist, recording engineer, DJ, and curator. Ben is a graduate of the Recording Workshop, Ohio (recording engineering) and Brunel University, London (contemporary performance making) and is an active participant in the contemporary music and art scenes, collaborating with innovative artists across multiple disciplines.
Stephanie Dowda is an artist living and working in Richmond, Virginia. Stephanie «dreams in color» and believes the camera can capture the spirit that resides in the world. Dowda is a recent Studio Artist with The Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, a Vermont Studio Center Fellow, a Hambidge Fellow, a Frontier Fellow with Epicenter, and a past resident of Cabin Time. Dowda's work has appeared in Oxford American, Bad At Sports, ArtsATL, BurnAway, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Atlanta Magazine and more. She is represented by Whitespace.