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Jack Straw New Media Gallery

Those Who Observe the Wind . . .
A modular sound sculpture by Joel Ong

May 21 - July 1, 2015

Opening Reception: Thursday, May 21, 7pm
Artist Talk: Friday, June 19, 7pm

Jack Straw New Media Gallery
4261 Roosevelt Way NE
Seattle 98105

Gallery hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm
Also open during evening events at Jack Straw


Click the play button above to listen to our Joel Ong interview podcast. Click here to download the podcast.

Those Who Observe the Wind . . . is a sonic meditation on the unpredictable movements of the wind. Through sound, the installation reveals an inescapable connection to our environment by invoking, as Aeolian instruments have, the resonant voice of the wind. In arguably the most tumultuous times for our ecosystems, perhaps a closer observation of the wind will better align us to the motion of Nature's ever-changing melody.

Joel is a media artist. His work explores the ideas of resonance, feedback and site-specificity in the mediums and systems of interdisciplinary digital technologies. He has been interested in how spaces, both physical and digital, can function as repositories of frozen sound. Through elucidating these, he hopes to unravel new meanings and relationships between people, and between people and their environments.

Those Who Observe the Wind . . . was developed at DXARTS, the Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media at the University of Washington, and is supported by the Singapore International Foundation.

In June 2015 we presented a pair of accessible workshops at Jack Straw in conjunction with Those Who Observe the Wind . . . . Read all about the workshops on the project page.


Jack Straw Cultural Center gratefully acknowledges City of Seattle Office of Arts and Culture, 4Culture King County Lodging Tax Fund, Washington State Arts Commission, National Endowment for the Arts, ArtsFund, and individual contributors for their support of Jack Straw Artist Programs.

 

Recent exhibitions

WISHING. YOU. A. WISH. MOMENT. (April 3 - May 8, 2015) by Carolyn Law

Six Sounds (February 13 - 27, 2015) by Cornish College of the Arts students

Lean-out, Lean-to (November 14, 2014 - February 6, 2015) by Zack Bent

(The) Nature (of) Sound (August 22 - October 24, 2014) by S. Eric Scribner

Thermal Dynamics (June 13 - August 8, 2014) by Brandon Aleson and Adam Primack

Hypnagogic Jerk (March 31 - May 30, 2014) by Rachel Green and Seth Sexton

Previous exhibitions

About the Jack Straw New Media Gallery

The Jack Straw New Media Gallery, located in Seattle's University District at Jack Straw Productions, opened in 1999 to support artists working with visual and installation art, with an emphasis on sound. Click here to listen to our New Media Gallery artist podcasts and learn more about the gallery, the residency program, and previous artists.





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