|26 Aug 2010|
Deborah Stratman, Assistant Professor of Moving Image
has developed a site specific installation on exhibit at the Galberg Gallery at the College of DuPage.
Deborah Stratman: Tactical Uses of a Belief in the Unseen
Aug. 26 to Oct. 16, 2010
Galberg Gallery: McAninch Arts Center
College of DuPage
Fawell and Park Boulevards
Glen Ellyn IL 60137
630 942 4000
Stratman's installation draws upon the ecological effects of vibration and the history of sonic warfare. At root is an interest in the way sound both makes and disturbs place. Its very nothingness seduces us. Historically, sound has been an ideal medium for the performance of psychological warfare because of how efficiently it evokes events and locations. Whether declarative, as with anthems or artillery, or deceptive, as with sonic decoys or surveillance, the audiosphere is well disposed to militarization.
Inside the gallery, aural encounters occur in two strains: one territorial, where sound travels through the ground walked upon, as much felt as heard, the other aerial, as a sonic beam that occasionally sweeps the visitor unannounced like a wandering ghost.