Olivia Block

Olivia Block

Olivia Block website

Open Air (2016), a site specific installation at the dilapidated Sokowsko Sanatorium, was completed during an A-i-R Wro residency for the Sanatorium of Sound festival, organized by Contemporary Art Foundation In Situ.

Watch a short documentary here

  Open Air  Photo by Tomek Ogrodowczyk 2016

Open Air Photo by Tomek Ogrodowczyk 2016

Sonambient Pavilion (2015)  in the Jay Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park created from recordings of Harry Bertoia's Sonambient sculptures.

Here is a piece in the Chicago Reader by Peter Margasak about Sonambient Pavilion

Here is the preview video for Sonambient Pavilion

 Photo by Alex Inglesian

Photo by Alex Inglesian

LISTS OF OBJECTS AND VALUES

Lists of Objects and Values is a sound installation recently featured in the Sound Positions show at CONTEXT Miami and NY. 

This sound piece is an aggregate of spoken lists of objects, prices, descriptions, and other similar items. These voices are layered into complex sound textures. All of the original edits in the micro cassette tapes are left intact, and often brought out through studio filtering techniques. Room sounds and tape hiss are also emphasized. 

sample