Denton Fredrickson open studio: Fall with the Sound of Its Own Recording
24.-27.5.2018 at Titanik Artist-in-Residence studio space
Opening Thursday 24 May 6-8pm
In conjunction with the opening of Henrik Heinonen: Sunt lacrimae rerun
Titanik will host an open studio with Canadian artist-in-residence, Denton Fredrickson. He will be available to reveal the process of his new work-in-progress, Fall with the Sound of Its Own Recording or: How I Came to Know Sideways Gravity. Combining hand-drawn animation, collage, homemade electronics, video projection mapping, and kinetic sound experiments, the work is a continuation of his New Living Spaces series investigating a Do-It-Yourself Home Repair Manual with a playful, and sometimes surreal, humour.
Caught somewhere in-between folk and new media art, alienation and wonder, Denton Fredrickson’s work invites experiential and contemplative interactions with sound, objects, and architectural space. The seductive lure of both old and new wonders, fantastic inventions, and absurd theories are familiar territories for Fredrickson. He investigates (and invents) their histories and representations in popular culture through research, collaboration, humour, and the practice of making.
His recent interest in the intermingling of traditional, material-based processes with kinetics, electronics, and digital fabrication has led him to explore how speculative fiction can become awkwardly nestled within the everyday. Other interests include: material media infrastructures, the home improvement industry, media archaeology, collage, interface and sound design, automatons, hand-drawn animation, and physical representations of data.