Bin 15

Mark Lowe
October 13-21, 2010 @ 12 – 3PM
Performances:
October 15 + October 21 @ 7PM with Mark Lowe and collaborators Brodie Mohninger and Steve Leidal
October 16 @ 12PM with the Bent Spoon Duo (Chris Dadge and Scott Munro), Eric Hamelin and Jay Crocker, and David Laing
Eau Claire Festival Market – 200 Barclay Parade SW

Bin 15 is an interactive installation and audio performance work recording percussive sounds and natural reverberations within a modified grain bin. The sounds captured are informed by an industrious and agricultural way of life, the sounds of the prairie wheat belt, harkening back to a former way of life for some and a disappearing one for others. The performance and audio are a sort of swan song for this way of rural life that is being replaced by technologically advanced mechanisms and corporate ownership. Watch Lowe and collaborators perform 45-minute sets of musique concrete audio works inside the bin using the structure itself, farming implements and musical instruments, or create your own musique concrete.

Lowe’s multidisciplinary art practice reflects his rural roots in the form of installation, performance, video, audio art, sculpture and photography. Focusing on the urban-rural dichotomy and his personal duality of city slicker vs. country hick, Lowe brings Bin 15 to M:ST, showcasing conceptual audio works that reflect the sounds of a bygone era of family owned industry.

This installation and performance are presented by EMMEDIA as part of the 5th Mountain Standard Time Performative Art Festival. For more information, go to www.mstfestival.org.

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