Proteus Gowanus » feather installation An interdisciplinary gallery and reading room Sat, 19 Sep 2015 22:40:30 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Yamasaki’s feather installation Wed, 07 Sep 2011 17:46:46 +0000 You are invited to visit Proteus Gowanus from Sept 6-16, from 12-5 pm to observe the installation of the “Voices-Feather Composition” by Ami Yamasaki. This installation is a project of Reanimation Library and Proteus Gowanus, as part of the Migration exhibition.

Ami, a Tokyo artist and musician, is making a music-feather installation at Proteus by pasting millions of feathers made of torn paper to the walls, following a pattern dictated by the acoustical changes she perceives as she sings. Each feather works as a sound reflector or music instrument, changing the acoustics of the space. She sings, pastes, listens and, as she says, “little by little, the space starts to play its own music.”

During the process, Ami “feels herself completely vanished and becomes to the particles like electrons and neutrons for melting into the feathers and the music of the space. She feels both absence and existence, she feels she can travel everywhere.”

Ami needs paper donations to complete the projects. Please bring clear, white paper if you can. Off white and textured paper also welcome.

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