Canadian sculpture and video artist, Matthew Trueman, was chosen as the Rocky Neck Art Colony’s 2019 Goetemann Environmental/Installation Artist. Truman is currently building on a series called Instrumentsfor Landscapes that utilizes musical and clockwork technology powered byfound sources of energy to create autonomous instruments tuned to specificlandscapes. He plans to create a similar piece for his Goetemann Residency project at Ocean Alliance, 32 Horton Street, in Rocky Neck. Truemann will give an opening talk at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, September 3 at the Cultural Center at Rocky Neck, 6 Wonson Street, Gloucester. He will showand talk about his completed project at 6:00 PM on Thursday, September 26at Ocean Alliance. The public is also invited to watch Truemann at work anytime by walking up Horton Street to Ocean Alliance anytime from September 4 to 22. A central theme of Truemann’s work is an exploration ofspace using our ears, as opposed to our eyes, as the primary source of information. This shift of sense is especially relevant for understanding marine animals that rely far more on acoustics that humans. The Instrumentsfor the Landscapes series aims to allow us to listen closer by making sound. To do this the sculpture, and ultimately the listener, must absorb,respond and harmonize with the elemental and ecological sounds of the coastline. The sculpture powers itself using energy from the wind, water orthe sun to create an output that works like a telescope, allowing listeners access into the depth of the soundscape around them. About Matthew Truemann A Canadian sculpture and video artist who completed his MFA at Western University in 2018, Truemann is a resident of London, Ontario. He employed his woodworking background to found an environmentally responsible furniture business called Joined Habitat. See http://www.matthewtrueman.com/#/instrument-for-inquiry-into-the-melody-of-the-landscape/ to see andhear examples of Truemann’s prior constructions. Matthew Truemann’s residency is sponsored by Karen Ristuben.
This event first appeared on EssexCountyCreates.org