Saturday, October 9, 2010 - Thursday, October 21, 2010
Saturday, October 16, 2010 — 9:00pm
Thursday, October 21, 2010 — 9:00pm
Bin 15 is an interactive installation and audio performance work recording percussive sounds and natural reverberations within a modified grain bin. The sounds captured are informed by an industrious and agricultural way of life, the sounds of the prairie wheat belt, harkening back to a former way of life for some and a disappearing one for others. The performance and audio are a sort of swan song for this way of rural life that is being replaced by technologically advanced mechanisms and corporate ownership. Watch Lowe and collaborators perform 45-minute sets of musique concrete audio works inside the bin using the structure itself, farming implements and musical instruments, or create your own musique concrete.
Part of the Migrant Media series for M:ST 5
Lowe’s multidisciplinary art practice reflects his rural roots in the form of installation, performance, video, audio art, sculpture and photography. Focusing on the urban-rural dichotomy and his personal duality of city slicker vs. country hick, Lowe brings Bin 15 to M:ST, showcasing conceptual audio works that reflect the sounds of a bygone era of family owned industry.