Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 1-5 pm
Thursdays 1-9 pm
An Installation/Performance Opening
By Leticia Bajuyo
Friday, March 7, 2014 6:00pm (First Friday)- April 24, 2014
Living Arts 307 E Brady, Tulsa
Go to http://www.leticiabajuyo.com/dual-wielding/ for more info
In the dustbin of technology, what happens to player piano rolls, cassette tapes, CDs, and so on when the companion machine is broken, missing or forgotten?
The evolution of technology and its machines produces an insatiable appetite for the next shinier, faster, easier mode of experience. Thus, the desire to acquire and to satisfy this appetite becomes a machine of desire that desires a machine. Each new generation in the history of automated devices for recording sound, communicating thoughts, or reproducing experience, was once the “next best thing” that everyone wanted, but societal desires have moved on to newer, shinier machines.
Although the CD is still a functional medium for holding information, CDs are becoming increasingly passé. But when combined into a quilt of digital memory in the shape of a victrola horn, the texture and scale of the visual result offers an alternative experience of desire; an experience that thrives on the traces left by what once had been “the next best thing”, creating new memories that fall outside technological economies of desire and acknowledging the overlooked complexity of, for example, buying next month’s new cellphone.
On First Friday, March 7th, the opening of this installation will be accompanied by a performance on the Theremin by local musician Mark Kuykendall.
Made possible by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.