DISSONANCE and DISTURBANCE
On view Nov. 5, 2021 — Sept. 4, 2022, Second Floor, West Wing
Christina Seely’s multidisciplinary practice stretches into the fields of art, science, design, installation and sound, culminating in a range of visual and collaborative translations. Her work addresses complexities of both built and natural global systems in order to highlight increasingly tenuous relationships between humans and the planet.
The projects presented here, DISSONANCE and DISTURBANCE, are part of the Anchorage Museum exhibition Counter Cartographies: Living the Land. DISSONANCE is a single-channel video installation showing, in slow-motion, the melting of ice from the Greenland ice sheet as the artist interacts with it. DISTURBANCE is an immersive audio installation about how man-made sound sources disrupt natural/ambient sound. Drawing on Seely’s fieldwork in Greenland, Alaska, and Panama, the project investigates how the proliferation of global trade networks and the worsening climate crisis impact the environment.
Seely says, “At a moment when we are increasingly experiencing reality and the natural world indirectly, these projects ask us to sense what feels right or natural through our full kinesphere, to renew the body as the site or conduit for information registration and knowledge gathering.”
Image: DISTURBANCE (video still)