‘sonic fountain’ by doug aitkenimage courtesy 303 gallery

 

 

 

doug aitken: 100 YRS303 gallery, new yorkon now through march 23rd, 2013

 

303 gallery, new york presents the latest work of american artist doug aitken titled ‘sonic fountain’ in the exhibition ‘100 YRS’-  in which water drips from 5 rods suspended from the ceiling, falling into a concrete crater specifically dug out of the gallery floor. the flow of water itself is manipulated so as to create specific sounds in regular patterns and intervals that will merge, collapse and overlap in various combinations of speed and volume, lending to the symphonic structure of the artwork. the liquid appears milky white and the amplified sound of droplets is reminiscent of breathing, and along with the pool’s eerie glow, the fountain creates its own sonic system of tracking time. watch a video of the work here.

symphonic pool of glowing water   sonic fountain by doug aitkenimage courtesy 303 gallery

symphonic pool of glowing water   sonic fountain by doug aitkenimage courtesy 303 gallery

symphonic pool of glowing water   sonic fountain by doug aitkenimage courtesy 303 gallery

symphonic pool of glowing water   sonic fountain by doug aitkenimage courtesy 303 gallery

symphonic pool of glowing water   sonic fountain by doug aitkenimage courtesy 303 gallery

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