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Soundforge

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© Courtesy of Museum of Contemporary Craft
Soundforge
Curated by: Anna Walker

724 NW Davis Street
Portland, Oregon 97209
May 16th, 2013 - September 21st, 2013
Opening: May 16th, 2013 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.museumofcontemporarycraft.org
COUNTRY:  
United States
EMAIL:  
info@MuseumOfContemporaryCraft.org
PHONE:  
503.223.2654
OPEN HOURS:  
Tuesday – Saturday, 11 am–6 pm
TAGS:  
installation, video-art, sculpture

DESCRIPTION

Soundforge continues the Museum’s SoundCraft series with a multimedia installation, the result of a two-year collaboration between metalsmith Gabriel Craig and composer Michael Remson. The installation combines video, audio, and sculptural elements in an interactive piece that explores forging metal as an act of fabrication and percussion. Audiences are invited to use custom hand-carved wooden mallets to play hand-forged steel keyed instruments. As each key is tuned to complement the musical score, it is through striking the keys that viewers successfully engage and complete the work.