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River Fugues

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Curated by Randy Rosenberg and exhibited at:
Ministry of Culture, Monaco, 2008
The Field Museum, Chicago, Illinois, 2008
BOZAR, Brussels, Belgium, 2007

Ministry of Culture, Monaco, 2008-
Presented in honor of the official programming for the Tenth Special Session of UNEP's Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environment Forum on Globalization and Environment: Financing the Climate Challenge

The Field Museum, Chicago, Illinois, 2008 -
Bridging Earth Day, on April 22nd, and World Environment Day (WED), on June 5th, the Natural World Museum exhibited Melting Ice / A Hot Topic: Envisioning Change through summer 2008 highlighting the importance of raising awareness throughout the year. Hosted exclusively in the U.S. by The Field Museum this exhibition was integrated into one of the country’s leading natural history museums and scientific institutions and featured the works of 26 artists representing 10 countries.

BOZAR, Brussels, Belgium, 2007-
Produced in association with the Natural World Museum in partnership with the U.N. Environment Programme for World Environment Day 2007, Melting Ice / A Hot Topic: Envisioning Change addresses the theme of climate change from a global perspective — the melting and thawing of ice, snow and permafrost, which are environment-altering changes taking place around the world — from the Andes to the Himalayas to the melting ice caps of the Poles.

Artists participating in Melting Ice / A Hot Topic include: Subhankar Banerjee, Robert Bateman, Alfio Bonanno, David Buckland, Christo and Jeanne- Claude, Margaret Cogswell, Sebastian Copeland, Xavier Cortada, Siobhan Davies, Era & Don Farnsworth, Helen Mayer Harrison & Newton Harrison, Mona Hatoum, David & Hi-Jin Hodge, Laura Horelli, Gary Hume, Icelandic Love Corporation, Ichi Ikeda, Svein Flygari Johansen, Chris Jordan, Yoshiaki Kaihatsu, Fred Ivar Utsi Klemetsen, Angela Lergo, Jonas Liverod, Ives Maes, Dalibor Martinis, Strijdom Van Der Merwe, Jacob McKean, Gilles Mingasson, David Nash, Lucy & Jorge Orta, Sven Pahlsson, Cecilia Paredes, Philippe Pastor, Shana & Robert Parkeharrison, Andrea Polli, Ana Prvacki, Kahn Selesnick, Anne Senstad, David Trubridge, Theo Wujcik, and Justin Young.

River Fugues is a fragment of a larger mixed-media installation and part of a series of projects which address issues of water and climate change through the exploration of the complex and changing relationship of a society to its industries and rivers. The musical structure of a fugue is the vehicle for weaving together the video and audio components seen embedded within the installation pipes.

24 inch diameter spiral steel pipe and fittings
24 inch diameter poly-plastic pipe, video projectors, DVD players, audio speakers, plexi glass video screen.
Two rear-projected video loops - 5 minutes each
Steel mills loop rear projected in 24 inch diameter steel pipe.
River video projected along 8-foot length of translucent pipe.
Installation dimensions: 9 ft. H x 56 ft. L x 25 ft. W