Air Raid at the Firlefanz Gallery

Filed under: Shows and Performances
Posted by jesse on August 30, 2004 at 8:47 pm

I’ll be participating in an exhibition at the Firlefanz Gallery, in Albany, NY during the first 11 days of September. The show is called “Shock and Awe: Some American Art,” and is billed as “an invitational art exhibition reflecting on the 9/11 tragedy, the war in Iraq, the current political climate, etc.” My piece is Air Raid, a sound installation that premiered on April, 23 2003, at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT.

Air Raid superimposes sounds of the “shock and awe” bombing campaign of Baghdad and the air raid warnings in Kuwait City from March, 2003 upon the physical space of the gallery, making the experience of the threat of war and its aural experience palpable and immediate.

“Shock and Awe” at Firlefanz encompasses a performance series, and works by over 90 artists, all shown in a very small space. The show will culminate in a closing reception on September 11, from 5-9 PM.

Listen to Air Raid in the works section of this site. Check out the Firlefanz Gallery online and read more about “Shock and Awe.”

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