Monday 10 August 2009
A. K. “Mimi” Allin (Installation)
Andrew Stauffer (Music)
Artist, A. K. "Mimi" Allin, provides Westlake Park users with better reception by installing 30 antennas, 2 transceivers, a satellite dish & 2 radios. Avant-garde musician-composer, Andrew Stauffer, layers with sounds.
Visitors walked through antenna field, responding to questions verbally or in writing. This project explores the questions: Who gets good reception? Who gets bad reception? Who gets no reception? Are “fringe” areas to be avoided? Is the fringe where art & meaning are made, or is it where they are lost?
See Gabi Campanario's sketch of this project posted in the Local News section of The Seattle Times and the print version, also in The Seattle Times, which ran on Saturday 15 August 2009.
Sponsored by King Country Performance Network Site-Specific '09 as part of ArtsSparks, the summer-long, post-modern art series at Westlake Park curated by Ingrid Lahti & Carrie Bodle. ArtsSparks is made possible by a unique partnership between the Seattle Parks Department, Seattle Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs, and 4Culture's Site Specific Program.