Dusk to Dawn: D-evolving
By Michael Carmody and Elissa Goodrich
Fri. 22nd & Sat. 23rd August 2014
@ Punctum's ICU
Part myth, part field report, part detective story, part elegy.
Renowned collaborating artists Michael Carmody (visuals) and Elissa Goodrich (sound) combine their talents in a Punctum Seedpod residency to bring us a work in progress showing of Dusk to Dawn: D-evolving; a sonic and visual installation that responds to the question: How do you hold something that’s already gone?
In Dusk to Dawn: D-evolving the two artists create a sensory, imagined journey into a sonic-visual world of extant and extinct birds. It’s a sonic flight amid birds, and the presence / absence of species.
The ‘sonic-visual world’ of this Seedpod performance was created simply and elegantly within the ICU underground performance space.
Just as you might find a purpose-built bird observation deck set aside a wetland, with wooden park benches facing the direction of maximum exposure, similarly the ICU space was set up in such a way by artistic collaborators Michael Carmody (video) and Elissa Goodrich (soundtrack).
Upon entry, our eyes quickly moved from the powdery darkness towards a veritable flock of 20 chairs, spotlit at the rear of the space and facing towards a screen - our viewing area. READ MORE...