Common Space is pleased to announce Telegraph, a sound installation installed at the Storefront for Art and Architecture’s 30th Anniversary Gala at 5 Beekman Street in New York City.
Telegraph is a “re-coding” of the song Telegraph recorded by the British New Wave group Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark in 1981. We commissioned Matthew Patterson Curry (Safety Scissors) to remake the song by deconstructing the composition into individual tracks which will then be re-performed to span 3 hours of time.
Telegraph played in conjunction with another sound installation by Vito Acconci titled “You Are Here (& there, too, etc).” This work includes a journey through Storefront’s 30-year history. As part of the piece, Acconci narrates and interrogates the organization’s exhibition history with his own personal commentary. The installation will move throughout all rooms on the 9th floor via custom sound software designed by David Rife.
Telegraph seeks to create a virtual mis en scene of unrealized space deploying interactive bodies, actors in a performance of spatial awareness.