Interstices: The Space Between - Arch-i-pelago
The video and architectural installation was created specifically for the Utopian Listening Workshop, dedicated to the late works of Italian composer Luigi Nono, sponsored by Tufts and Harvard Universities at the Tufts Granoff Music Center, March 23 through 26, 2016
The installation probes the interstices between music and architecture – intimate and public; memory and place; poetries sonic, visual, sensorial – created by 15 graduate students from Wentworth Institute’s Architecture Program under the guidance of architecture professor John Stephen Ellis and concert artists Jung Mi Lee and Jon Sakata.
The placement of the installation between the workshop venues – the Distiler Performance Hall and the Fisher Performance Room – creates a condition of vortices and tides gathering sounds, images, memories, languages, histories, poetics brought from waters of different seas and different peoples. Re-envisioning metaphoric Venetian Campos, not idealized places of harmony, but ones of contrasting and clashing worlds, cultures, ambiences.
Arch-i-pelago recalls Venice – its real and imaginary polyphonies, multiplicities, confrontations, crossroads, heterogeneity, climates – a place of waters, tides, fog, and the lagoon…
Wentworth Institute, Graduate Architecture Program
Rima Abousleiman, Claire Andersen, Alycya Boisvert, Brendan Bowen, Robert Carney, Elizabeth Glavin, Anne Harris, Sean Levesque, Walter Levine, Jillian Lodo, r Steven Prestejohn, Holly Hersey, Daniel Quartararo, Laura Smith, Vichitta Srisouraj, Professor John Stephen Ellis, AIA, Dr. Jon Sakata, Jung Mi-Lee