Panel Members: Architect Leigh Breslau, Artist D. Denenge Duyst-Akpem, and Musicologist Ryan Dohoney
How does architectural design and engineering impact sound? And in turn, how does sound affect the space in which it is heard? And further still, how do artists and musicians think of architecture when they think of sound? Join an architect, a sound installation artist, and a musicologist for a discussion detailing the lineage of architecture as an inspiration for music and sound art (and vice versa), culminating with a site-specific interactive sound installation by D. Denenge Duyst-Akpem activating the gallery.
Corpus Meum represents the first installation by D. Denenge Duyst-Akpem at The Arts Club of Chicago and exists as a one-night-only multi-site interactive sound installation activating the galleries and its intimate spaces in conjunction with the Architecture & Sound panel. Conceived as a self-portrait in space and sound, each space corresponds to a part of the body with the entrance as the “head” and to a point in time within the artist’s aesthetic development including: a composition in the central gallery based on Africobra co-founder Barbara Jones-Hogu’s iconic Unite (1969, now on view at DePaul Museum of Art) comprised of the voices of artists, students and practitioners around Chicago; installation of Wan Chuku and the Mystical Yam Farm “tree” sculptures in the Mies Van der Rohe stairwell with a tale from the artist about camping in the Nigerian bush emanating from a Dr. Seuss-ian Lorax-style funnel; a plaintive song of desire and longing inspired by Pipilotti Rist’s 1996 Sip My Ocean; and an enticing homage to Vito Acconci’s 1972 Seedbed.
Sound Installation 5:00-6:00 p.m. | Panel 6:00-7:30 p.m. | Sound Installation 7:30-8:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.