Boston Cyberarts 2005 Festival Event

Venue: Judi Rotenberg Gallery   Categories: exhibition

Fri 04/22/2005 - Sat 05/07/2005
Free admission | Wheelchair accessible

"Itinerant" invites people to take a walk through Boston Common and surrounding neighborhoods to experience an interactive sound work that re-frames Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein." A classic tale of conflict between techno-scientific hubris and the human spirit, "Frankenstein" is the story of an ambitious scientist and a wandering creature who roams the globe in search of a sense of identity through progeny. "Itinerant" engages a search for an elusive character who is doppleganger to both the doctor and the creature.

Sounds, "played" by visitors as they move through the city, create a series of conflicting frames within which to reflect upon our highly mobile, technologically saturated society and issues of identity, place, and displacement. Medium functions metaphorically as mobile and locative media (including GPS) are used to deliver a sonic overlay in the spaces of the city. The sonic overlay is also presented in the form of an interactive map on the web - creating a formal re-framing and displacement of this site-specific work.

Commissioned by New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc. with funds from the Jerome Foundation and the LEF Foundation.

April 22-May 7, Tue-Sat 10am-6pm.

Artist talk with Mary Ellen Strom and Teri Rueb, Sat, April 23, 2:30-4pm.

For more info visit and contact Helen Thorington, gro.e1558380860cnelu1558380860brut@1558380860oidar1558380860wen1558380860, 617.522.3856.

Equipment to hear work can be brought outside for wheelchair accessibility.

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