Clocktower’s second annual group exhibition Anxious Spaces: Installation as Catalyst featured a collection of artists whose work incorporates dynamic and time-based elements, ranging from robotic interactivity to performance events to social intervention. Knockdown Center’s expansive architecture and mysterious sub-chambers create a dream environment for site-specific and installation art.
Will Ryman presented Cadillac, a life-sized, 1958 Eldorado Biarritz convertible fabricated entirely out of resin and Bounty paper towels. In Molly Lowe‘s Growth, a sound/video piece and “garden” environment, the miraculous minutiae of plant life become alien and sinister. Lucas Abela‘s installation was made from medical intravenous drip equipment forested together and wired to audio gear to generate overlapping complex surround polyrhythms, turning into an instrument/drum machine orchestra to be performed en mass by attendees. Tim Bruniges‘ Normalize (the pull of the earth), created in collaboration with SIGNAL, was a site-responsive sound installation engaging material tension and acoustic resonance of the architecture. Aurora Halal took over a subterranean annex where a floating video was projected onto transparent screens, cloaking the mysterious cave in holographic effects. Prince Rama presented Fountain of Youth 11:11, a water installation in the backyard’s roofless ruin. Audra Wolowiec exhibited Concrete Sound, a modular series of cast concrete forms based on the geometric shapes of sound foam used in recording studios and anechoic chambers, installed as a wall relief.