Catie Olson at Mana Contemporary

December 14, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
HCL at Mana Contemporary (4th Floor)
2233 S Throop St
IL 60608

An installation of an acoustic chamber: an enclosed octagonal room (6′ x 6′ x 8′) that functions as a set of four stringed instruments to be played on the exterior, and a seated listening room inside. The concept is based on an earlier piece, a bass coffin, in which participants played bass strings affixed to the exterior, while guests inside experienced the vibrations. This new chamber/instrument would include guitar strings, necks and headstocks for four players, while listeners are seated on benches inside.

Artist Catie Olson will be constructing this instrument and will modify it for the duration of the residency.Once this instrument has been tested and adjusted, it will then be modified and augmented with electronics and amplifiers. The residency would include a series of think tank workshops and performances as the instrument is being developed.