My Own Room Media
The Silent City Presents: A Sound & Light Bath (Installation 2018)
May 12 – June 24, 2018 at Elisabet Ney Museum in Austin, TX
The Silent City presents a sound and light bath in the Elisabet Ney Museum.
Participants will interact with hand-wired musical consoles to alter the immersive environment featuring hand-cast illuminated resin lights. This is the fifth in a series of intermedia installations by artists Lauren Gurgiolo, Wendy Mitchell, and Lindsay Greene.
Visit during regular museum hours, 12-5pm Wednesday-Sunday
The Silent City: Part II (Installation 2017)
September 22-24, 2017 at The Museum of Human Achievement in Austin, TX
The Silent City II is an audience-propelled musical audio play in four acts, set in the ambiguous future. Immersed in a glowing, dynamic environment, attendees will play audio consoles following a simple projected graphic score. Shows will feature low-pressure/anxiety-free audience participation (observers-only are also very welcome), live musical performances composed by Lauren Gurgiolo, and a journey with Eury, a super computer in a state of existential crisis.
Expect hand-cast illuminated resin lights, futuristically retro hand-wired musical consoles, and a fascinating story unfolding as participants trigger their parts on cue.
Due to interactive nature of the piece, attendance is limited.
Friday Sept 22 8pm
Friday Sept 22 10pm
Saturday Sept 23 8pm
Saturday Sept 23 10pm
Sunday Sept 24 2pm-3:30pm
(Note: The Sunday show is a family-friendly kids’ workshop. Shorter show with open exploration and explanation of how things work. If you’d also like the full experience, please attend one of the Friday or Saturday shows!)
The Silent City: Part I (Installation 2016)
An interactive/intermedia installation
September 8-18, 2016
@ The Museum of Human Achievement
By activating trigger circuits, the public manipulates an array of sounds featuring audio sourced from public places in Austin, accompanied by a coordinated display of synchronized lights.
The Silent City: Part I Performances
September 8th & 10th @ MOHA
Two performances each night: Shows at 8pm & 10pm
doors at 7pm
@ ARTBASH 2015
On November 7th 2015, Art Alliance Austin, with curators Andrea Faye Hyland and Seth Orion Schwaiger and 14 artists and artist collectives, transformed the Belmont in a singular experience. Backstop’s site-specific interactive installation covered the venue’s ivy wall.
Explore an interactive life-size sampler. Mix stories and music to create a stream of consciousness narrative by triggering the hidden currents of different identities gathered inside one person.
Enter a private room to record a story for an online version of The Quality or Condition.
The Dialtones, in collaboration with My Own Room Media, will perform
two live interpretations of the installation:
Thursday and Friday
August 13-14, 2015