This image is part of a score composed of panoramic photographs of fabrics I've used to weave into what I am calling reverse megaphones. The score is interpreted from a library of voice sounds from colleagues collected by David Gauntlett and I and presented as part of the Institution of Knowledge, curated by Natalie Loveless and Geoffrey Rockwell, University of Alberta, May 2023. I'll be talking about it on Thursday, May 18 in a panel called Being in the University: Shaping and Being Shaped, with Lisa Ortiz-Vilarelle and Oliver Rossier, moderated by Natalie.
Sound of Wonder is printed in 5 parts: creativity, wonder, knowledge, curiosity, joy. There is a signed edition of 5, each with 6 photographic prints on rag paper, printed front and back, 12" x 18" landscape on 3 sheets, like music in a loose leaf book. The credits page also notes a presentation of the score at the Italian Cultural Institute in Toronto, April 2023, as part of an International Seminar on Critical Approaches to Dante, How does it feel? Dante's Emotions Today at University of Toronto, with a thought on joy.
For the installation in Edmonton, the score will sit on a music stand, next to the 5 reverse megaphones. I'm looking forward to installing the work and getting feedback on it. Please swing by if you are in Edmonton.