Monday, June 27, 2016
Stairway to Seven
Yesterday Julian and I worked on "Caged Bag", an art song we are composing for the hell of it. After a couple hours we took lunch at Don't Argue, then to Dynamo, where artists Andrew Lee and Khan Lee (above) have mounted Ascending: Black, White, and Brown, an installation featuring electric organs (Farfisas, Galantis, Wurlitzers) that the two gathered ("free") from Craigslist and placed on a seven-step stage.
Once installed, the organs are plugged in and, as if to prompt the gallery-goer, objects are placed upon their keys. The result is a drone that begs to be broken, but like most of what passes for life these days, can only be augmented, diminished or suspended.
Here is Julian:
Another gallery patron below him:
And another at the foot of the stage, on the church organ:
Ascending is up until July 3.