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Open House Wednesday 11/7/2006 at 7pm: Nina Katchadourian

IN THE SKY
by Leesa and Nicole Abahuni

Wednesday November 29th, 6-8pm
Reception and special performance

Location One is pleased to present the debut solo exhibition in NYC by artists Leesa & Nicole Abahuni, on view through January 27th  2007 (Tue-Sat, 12-6pm).

The multimedia installation, entitled In the Sky, is an exploration into the sharing of the senses and the interconnectedness between perception and sensation as experienced through visual, aural, and physical realms. 

In the Sky populates the gallery with strands of metallic beaded-chain hung in patterns from the ceiling, creating a spatial architecture through which visitors navigate. This web will force the individual to slow down the body so that the senses can become more aware of changes in tactile, visual and aural experiences while at the same time generating waves of movement, reflections and shadows. The audio portion of the installation presents six separate channels of sound, progressively laid out from the front to the back of the gallery.  On the back wall of the gallery a video screen will show the work of hands weaving and unweaving a tapestry ...more

Opening night, November 29th 2006, will include a half-hour performance of a new composition created specifically for this installation by New York-based avant-garde musician Elliott Sharp, and performed with percussionists Danny Tunick and Christine Bard, and dancer Noémie Lafrance. Using MAX/MSP software that generates and manipulates sound, the musicians will create an aural environment that responds to the movements of people within the space.

Open House Wednesday 11/7/2006 at 7pm: Nina Katchadourian

American multi-instrumentalist, composer, and performer Elliott Sharp has personified the avant-garde experimental music scene in New York City for over thirty years. Sharp describes himself as a lifelong "science geek," having modified and created musical instruments from his teen years. (website)

Dancer, choreographer and director Noémie Lafrance, is a native of Québéc, Canada. She is the founder and artistic director of Sens Production. (website)

In The Sky was conceived by Leesa and Nicole Abahuni in their Location One studio while participating in Location One’s International Residency Programwith support from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Arts. 

This exhibition has received funding from the Peter Norton Family Foundation and assistance from Harvestworks

for more information go to http://location1.org/artists/inthesky.html

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LOCATION ONE is a not-for-profit organization devoted to convergence between visual, performing and digital arts in a time of rapidly changing technology  . We invite artists from different disciplines and from different countries to work in our studios. We ask them to experiment with the new technologies of artistic creation, interaction and delivery. We urge them to collaborate in creating new works and give them virtual Internet spaces and physical gallery space to exhibit the results. Our goals are to foster the creation of new work, new forms of expression, and new capabilities in artists, and to advance new awareness in all those we reach.