Jack Straw New Media Gallery

The New Landscape: Reconstructed Ecologies
A sound and sculpture installation by Roger Feldman and Jeff Roberts

June 16 - August 4, 2017

Opening Reception: Friday, June 16, 7pm

Youth and family workshop: Saturday, June 17, 1-4pm (contact education@jackstraw.org for information or to sign up)

Artist Talk: Friday, July 14, 7pm

Jack Straw New Media Gallery
4261 Roosevelt Way NE
Seattle 98105

Click the play button above to listen to our interview with Roger Feldman and Jeff Roberts. Click here to download the interview.

Landscape and Soundscape work together in this holistic perceptual installation, relying on sight and sound to extend the participant's associations with both abstract and literal landscape. This work explores local sonic and spatial worlds of two contrasting environments in two different locations on the North American continent. The moving viewer will discover the micro-environments of these different natural landscapes. Testing the edges of recognizable perception, this piece challenges epistemological assumptions about how we know.

Roger Feldman (Seattle) and Jeff Roberts (Edmonton) met at Brush Creek Artist residency in Wyoming, in April of 2013. After being exposed to one another's work, they eagerly agreed to collaborate. Feldman is an installation artist whose work has been shown in five countries besides the U.S., and Roberts is a composer and sound artist with an extensive record of international performances.


Jack Straw Cultural Center gratefully acknowledges City of Seattle Office of Arts and Culture, 4Culture King County Lodging Tax Fund, Washington State Arts Commission, The National Endowment for the Arts, ArtsFund, media sponsor KUOW, and individual contributors for their support of Jack Straw Artist Programs. This exhibition funded in part by a Tech Specific grant from 4Culture..


Recent exhibitions

Meditations on Water (April 14 - June 2, 2017) by City Meditation Crew with Vaughn Bell

Forgetting of Being (January 13 - March 24, 2017) by Rachel Green and Daniel Salo

CASTING SHADOWS (September 9 - October 28, 2016) by E.T. Russian

AUTONOMIC (July 8 - August 26, 2016) by Paul Kikuchi

Obiectum Resonare (April 8 - June 17, 2016) by James Borchers

luminous soundscape (January 14 - March 11, 2016) by Andy Behrle

Extraordinary Ordinary People: American Masters of Traditional Arts (September 11 - November 30, 2015)

UGLY ME (July 10 - August 31, 2015) by Gabriela Denise Frank

Those Who Observe the Wind . . .. (May 21 - July 1, 2015) by Joel Ong

WISHING. YOU. A. WISH. MOMENT. (April 3 - May 8, 2015) by Carolyn Law

Six Sounds (February 13 - 27, 2015) by Cornish College of the Arts students


Previous exhibitions

About the Jack Straw New Media Gallery

The Jack Straw New Media Gallery, located in Seattle's University District at Jack Straw Productions, opened in 1999 to support artists working with visual and installation art, with an emphasis on sound. Click here to listen to our New Media Gallery artist podcasts and learn more about the gallery, the residency program, and previous artists.


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