Dream House, a collaborative Sound and Light Environment by composer La Monte Young and visual artist Marian Zazeela, is presented in an extended exhibition at MELA Foundation, 275 Church Street, 3rd Floor, New York City (USA). The environment is open Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 2:00 PM to Midnight. The long-term exhibition opened in Fall 1993 and will continue for this season through June 20, 2015, reopening again in September 2015.
«A time installation measured by a setting of continuous frequencies in sound and light.»
In the light environment Marian Zazeela presents four works, two environmental: Imagic Light and Magenta Day, Magenta Night, in installations specifically designed for the site; and two sculptural: the neon work, Dream House Variation I, and the wall sculpture, Ruine Window 1992 from her series, Still Light. In the environment Imagic Light, Zazeela projects pairs of colored lights on mobile forms to create seemingly three-dimensional colored shadows in a luminous field.
La Monte Young presents The Base 9:7:4 Symmetry in Prime Time When Centered above and below The Lowest Term Primes in The Range 288 to 224 with The Addition of 279 and 261 in Which The Half of The Symmetric Division Mapped above and Including 288 Consists of The Powers of 2 Multiplied by The Primes within The Ranges of 144 to 128, 72 to 64 and 36 to 32 Which Are Symmetrical to Those Primes in Lowest Terms in The Half of The Symmetric Division Mapped below and Including 224 within The Ranges 126 to 112, 63 to 56 and 31.5 to 28 with The Addition of 119, a periodic composite sound waveform environment created from sine wave components generated digitally in real time on a custom-designed Rayna interval synthesizer.
Zazeela’s mobile forms are arrayed in symmetrical patterns with lights placed in precisely symmetrical positions creating symmetrical colored shadows; and Young’s sound environment is composed of frequencies tuned to the harmonic series between 288 and 224.
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MELA’s programs are made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and by generous contributions from foundations, individuals, and MELA Members.
Sound and Light Environment
Extended Exhibition at MELA Foundation
275 Church Street, 3rd Floor
between Franklin and White Streets in Tribeca
Saturday, September 27, 2014 continuing through Saturday, June 20, 2015
Open Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 2:00 PM to Midnight
Contribution $9.00. Information 212-925-8270; 212-219-3019
Subways: #1 train to Franklin Street / A, E / N, R / #6 trains to Canal Street