Olivia Block

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VESTIBULE sound installation at Remai Modern.

I will be embedding small speakers into functional architectural locations throughout the Remai Modern museum in my sound intervention, Vestibule. Curated by Troy Gronsdahl.

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Olivia Block investigates the interaction between physical architecture, human anatomical structures, and social relations through the use of sound at the beautiful Remai Modern. Vestibule, her site-specific installation creates sonic interventions throughout the museum. Speakers emitting white noise are tucked subtly into functional architectural elements like stairwells, hallways, and other transitory areas, and placed in open portions of larger rooms. The built materials subtly filter and color the noise, bringing out the acoustic qualities of each area. Additionally, a spoken map of the building, recorded by Block walking through the museum and speaking the name of each room, occasionally interrupts the noise in each speaker, disrupting the sonic and social flow of each area.

Earlier Event: June 22
No Response Festival, Cincinnati
Later Event: October 5
SOUNDS LIKE Festival in Saskatoon