Sanctum is a sound installation that beckons the viewer to transcend the distinction between sacred and natural sanctuaries. David Irving Weiner's skating across canvases and Krystal Grant's meandering through a bamboo garden weave impressions of energy into the visual and sonic elements of the piece. The lines of paint trace his gliding through space, which is echoed in the paths of the sculpted curves. Through subtle computer processing, the playfulness of her improvisatory percussion blends with on-site recordings of distant birds and church bells. Sanctum is a space for meditative experience.
IN THIS MULTIMEDIA INSTALLATION CREATED IN COLLABORATION WITH COMPOSER KRYSTAL J. GRANT, MY TWO-DIMENSIONAL ENERGY IMPRESSIONS ARE RECONFIGURED INTO AN INHABITABLE SPACE. BEGINNING WITH AN 18' DIAMETER OCTAGONAL FRAME, MY BRIGHTLY COLORED CANVASES BECOME THE UNDULATING WALLS. THIS SPACEE BECKONS THE VIEWER TO TRANSCEND THE DISTINCTION BETWEEN SACRED AND NATURAL SANCTUARIES. MY FLUID SKATING ACROSS CANVASES AND GRANT'S MEANDERING THROUGH A BAMOO GARDEN WEAVE IMPRESSIONS OF ENERGY INTO THE VISUAL AND SONIC ELEMENTS OF THE PIECE. THE LINES OF PAINT MAP MY GLIDING THROUGH SPACE, WHICH IS ECHOED IN THE PATHS OF THE SCULPTED CURVES. THROUGH SUBTLE COMPUTER PROCESSING, THE PLAYFULNESS OF HER IMPROVISATORY PERCUSSION BLENDS WITH ON-SITE RECORDINGS OF DISTANT BIRDS AND CHURCH BELLS. SANCTUM IS A SPACE FOR MEDITATIVE EXPERIENCE.