Olivia Block

Olivia Block

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Dissolution (2017)

Dissolution  was released on Glistening Examples in November, 2016.

Dissolution B sound sample

The release included  a limited edition of clear vinyl LPs with 35mm slides embedded into the records, and a layered 35mm slide object. 

In concert, an extended version of Dissolution B is diffused through multiple speakers and mixed live in a dark room, creating an immersive, cinematic experience.

Dissolution LP cover

Limited edition LP with 35mm slides inside the record.

Layered 35mm slide

Artist Note:

Dissolution is a reflection upon human “webs of significance,” and an investigation into the ways that language and electronic communications technologies facilitate, complicate and transmute the formation of these webs.

Sound sources include shortwave radio, municipal broadcast recordings, fragments of found (Ebay and estate sales) microcassette tapes, tones and instruments. These sounds dramatize the fragility and failures of communication and language in our everyday world.