A sculpture & sound installation in the Sylvia Berlin Sculpture Garden by sculptor Pattie Porter Firestone and composer Barbara Buchanan
September 3 through December 14, 2011
Seismic Dream combines original sculpture, music scores and poetry into a ‘dreamscape’ experience, conveying a wavelike energy that disrupts the few references of reality within the Sylvia Berlin Sculpture Garden.
Using the medium of twisted steel moving in and out of the walls, these waves pull the viewer into the symbolic space of abstract and childhood images. A poem on the sculpture garden wall complements these perceptions.
As one walks through this dreamlike environment, pulsating music emanates from the steel outlines of a simple house and boat, both at skewed angles.
On the far wall, the viewer reaches the piece’s riveted climax, visualizing the fault lines between the industrial age and current age. Here, the rhythms of the sculpture rupture abruptly only to move back into wavelike patterns and their analogous dreamscape experience.
Gallery Talk: Seismic Dream
Saturday, October 8, 4:00 p.m.
Join the AU Museum as artist Pattie Porter Firestone and composer Barbara Buchanan lead a tour of their work, Seismic Dream, the first installation in the Sylvia Berlin Sculpture Garden to feature a sound component.