Friday, June 4, 2010

Jack Dingo Ryan

Jack Dingo Ryan

Work from Scriabin's Mustache.

"Alexander Scriabin was a Russian composer whose life and eccentricities becomes a conceptual nexus for this collection of work. Killed by combing and rupturing a carbuncle nested in his flamboyant mustache, Scriabin’s life and musical oeuvre is an opportunity to construct and explore interests in conspiracies of form and idea. Sound, video, light, and sculptural works tamper with time and perception. Other works playfully examine Scriabin’s carbuncle, connecting it to meteor showers and marks of divinity like the stigmata. Scriabin’s so-called mystic tone sequence and his interest in Italian serialist composition become subject matter to explore sound structure and mathematical systems in fantastical realms. Dualities of perception, fractured qualia, romanticism that lingers in post-modernity and an impulse to see the extraordinary in the ordinary are some of the interests that color this work."

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