Acoustic Archeologies, Site I: Gladstone by Kristina Guison & Mehrnaz Rohbakhsh | Studio 214


Acoustic Archeologies, Site I: Gladstone by Kristina Guison & Mehrnaz Rohbakhsh | Studio 214


Acoustic Archeologies Site I: Gladstone, explores the sonic possibilities described about Palaeolithic caves, and its potential relationship to the sites in which we dwell. Mapping comparisons between hotels and caves as a site of geography and residence that we inhabit, the interactive installation transforms the space into an instrument. By considering the natural spatial qualities of caves and the architectural structures of hotels, an acoustic experience is shaped to alter the visitors’ perception of space and time into something both distant and familiar, through sound. The two artists’ practices intersect into a collaborative project that invites visitors to intimately and purposefully regard the act of listening, not merely as an isolated sonic encounter, but as a multi-sensory experience that responds to their physical presence. ———————————————— Kristina Guison is a Manila-born, Toronto-based artist working in the realm of sculpture, installation, performance and tattoos. She completed a BFA in Sculpture/Installation at OCAD U and is currently working towards a BA in Sociology at University of Toronto. Her practice is an investigation of historical and current socio-cultural contexts relating to globalization and transnational identities across local and distant geographical spaces. Mehrnaz Rohbakhsh is an interdisciplinary artist based in Toronto. She has exhibited in Canada, Italy and Japan. She received both her BFA & Advanced Visual Studies Certificate from OCADU, and is currently completing a Master of Visual Studies at the University of Toronto. Her work spans drawing, sound and performance, focusing on audio and astronomical connections.


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