Axial An Art Installation

AXIAL A Sound Installation

by Hugo Solis

December 8th, 9th & 10th, 2011 (open 4:18 PM to 11:00 PM)

Artist Talk Friday 9th at 7:00 PM

Axial is a sound installation where a cargo container is employed as a resonant object. Resonant in its acoustic sense because the container is used as sound generator but also resonant in its metaphorical connotation because the container and the generated sounds translate and represent the geological properties of Axial, an active submarine volcano on the Juan de Fuca Ridge located about 250 miles off the coast of Oregon. The container is also the space/instrument for interpreting the scientific data obtained during the oceanographic expedition Enlighten’10 where the artist recorded the sounds of the hydrothermal vents located in the area at depth of over 4500 feet.

Center for Urban Horticulture | UW Botanic Gardens | 3501 NE 41st St., Seattle, 98195

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This work has been supported by DXARTS, University of Washington, Seattle Arts & Cultural Affairs, and 4 Culture